Wind and Rain, Power Outages in South Florida From Hurricane Matthew

Tens of thousands were without power as the outer edges of Hurricane Matthew brought wind and rain to South Florida while it approached the East Coast.

Matthew had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph as it moved to the northwest and passed by Miami and Fort Lauderdale about 100 miles to the east. Winds dropped to 130 mph after it passed Thursday night.

A hurricane warning in Broward County and a tropical storm warning in Miami-Dade was dropped Friday morning.

The highest gust seen in South Florida was a 59 mph wind gust at Port Everglades as of about 3 p.m.

As of 7 AM, 7,620 customers from FPL were without power in Miami-Dade County while 8,980 people were without power in Broward County.

48,250 customers in Palm Beach County are still without power with 44,560 and 42,640 customers waiting for power to be restored in Martin and St. Lucie Counties respectively. 

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