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winds that will blow around this area for hours after the eye has passed, possibly into late into tonight and maybe even saturday morning. and one last thing and a lot of folks are not thinking about this and for good reason, because it's a long way off t. first part of next week this storm could possibly reloop around the ocean right off of florida, reenergize and come back and hit some of these same communities that it's hitting today, that would be cruel, just at a t trying to clean up and especially get the power back on. that's very latest here from daytona beach, it will be a long friday, let's send it up to you. >> nbc's ron mott, thank you. >> now, let's go to ft. lauderdale, florida, 11,000 residents are without power. beheard bonnie say there was no storm surge. not like northern florida. let's talk to nbc's blake mccoy. what can you tell us about how
power? >> reporter: ayman, there is a sense this morning that ft. lauderdale really dodged a bullet with this storm. conditions have improved dramatically over the past few hours. overnight, we did see wind. we did see rain. nowhere near as 3w5 as expected. that's because this hurricane ended up staying 100 miles offshore as it patzed ft. lauderdale, which was further out than expected. we saw the outer bands come through in waves in the i don't have night s. at this point. 11,000 people are without power. you can see the lights on right now in ft. lauderdale. what we expect to see later this morning is a return to normal now this system has moved further up the coast. we can tell you that ft. lauderdale's airport, which had been closed down on thursday, plans to reopen this morning. miami's airport, we expect flights to resume this morning as well. so it is going to be a return to
attention towards our neighbors to the north in florida. >> nbc's blake mccoy, thanks for that. let's go back to bonnie schneider and get a look at the journey it is making up the eastern board of florida. >> thanks so much, ayman. i want to show you the latest position. 80 miles southeast of cape canaveral, florida. so it is getting closer to the space coast. matthew has winds right now, maximum sustained winds 120 miles per hour. it w it's still an intense storm. the movements to the northwest at 14 miles per hour. as we zoom in, we are watching closely, going through the afternoon, it will be working up, heading towards coast am georgia and the carolinas and turning away from the mainland, which is good news. well, that's a look at the big weather story of the day. let's take a look at the weather where you are. we're looking at temperatures into the 70s across much of the northeast, looking beautiful.
impact that part of the country. the gulf coast looks good, warm, climbing into the 90s in new orleans. so overyou'll, watching matthew, because it will be impacting areas of coast am georgia and south carolina particularly as we go into the weekend. ayman, frances. >> all right, thanks, bonn fi. just ahead, we will hear from the weather channel's mike seidel in ft. pierce, florida. we will get an update on power edition of "early today" continues. rly today" continues. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol, tennessee. on this side of the road is virginia... and on this side it's tennessee. no matter which state in the country you live in, you could save hundreds on car insurance by switching to geico. look, i'm in virginia... i'm in tennessee...
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here over 7 miles per hour and over 1,500 customers without power. it will be a long night here and a long couple days up the coast. we will keep you covered on the weather channel, back to you. >> mike seidel struggling there to keep his balance with the wind. we want to bring in steven hyman with florida power and light. it's good to be with you. give us an update here on how many people are out we just we heard about 150,000? >> sure. well, as this storm makes its way up the eastern coast of florida, we're seeing an increase of some out annuals. currently, we have about 275,000 customers out of power. mainly our largest customer bases in the south florida region, broward county, palm beach county, that's where the
just passed through there, continuing up the east coast. we have 4.8 million customers state wide. our territory covers 35 counties the majority of which are alongg to see more out annuals. however, the percentages are rather low compared to what we had thought about 20 hours ago. we were making early stills that as could be impacted with out of power. so these lower numbers are a little positive news for us to see that it's working. but either way, we have about 12,000 crews in the field that are ready to respond and as quickly as possible to get our customer's power back on when the weather decides to do so. >> i know you are busy. i appreciate a little of the
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people are looking at this probably saying, oh, this is nothing. i have been through a hundred of these. this is not what we're talking about t. worst is yet to come. get out. just get out. we can't save you. power is going to go out. you will lose your cell phone and internet. when you realize you will say, i need it. we can't get there. >> jacksonville will be affected as hurricane matthew makes its way into coastal georgia. jacob soboroff, give us an update on what you are seeing out there, what are conditions like? >> reporter: we just got to jacksonville driving from atlanta, opposite the way of people smartly evacuating. these areas, we are a couple hundred miles away from the severe part of the storm, it is headed in this direction.
town the st. john river, we're seeing a sort of steady but light rainfall t. river we are driving over is expected to see surges of six, maybe nine feet. which would not be a good thing for the city of jacksonville. ki see from my van tage point the river looks quite high. don't forget, there are 800,000 people in the city of jacksonville. hopefully, they heeded the advice of the mayor. winds are ete and be quite strong once the storm reaches here later on today, especially, hopefully, people have heeded these warnings out by the coast, where there are many people, particularly military members of the u.s. military at naval station may port the third largest navy base in the country right here on the coast of the atlantic ocean here in jacksonville. so pharrelltively quiet.
>> you can see from your windshield, the wind doesn't look to bad. the trees don't appear tore whipping around too much as well. >> that's right, frances. yeah, i think and like i said, you know, we have seen how of the course of the last 24, 48 hours, conditions change with what seems like a moments notice here and we expect within probably 12 hours here in jacksonville conditions to something nobody here wants to see. >> jacob soboroff, thank you so much from jacksonville, florida. >> it's good to see that at least people according to jacob are making their way out of jackson victim, heeding that had advisement still a long way from the all clear to go back into the neighborhoods. stay with us. we will hear more on hurricane matthew, now a category 3 but remaining a real danger. ut remaining a real danger.