10 October 2016
As the seas get hotter and stay warmer longer, that means bigger storms.
- Record Longest-Lived Category 4-5 in Eastern Caribbean
- Record Longest-Lived Category 4-5 in October in the Atlantic Basin
- Southernmost Category 5 in Atlantic Basin
- Rare Category 4 Haiti Landfall
- Longest-Lived Major Hurricane Forming After September 25
Well we dodged a bullet this time in South Florida.
A direct hit from Huracan Matthew to Miami-Fort Lauderdale would have been a massive strike. The whole region prepared and bunkered down (or left), the storm built up and approached, then stayed farther offshore and headed north. We just got hit with some side winds and rain, but nowhere near what other regions got.
Let’s not forget the catastrophe caused to Haiti during this storm. Over 1,000 people have lost their lives.
(Side note: I for one would sure like to see the Clinton Foundation put some of its immense resources toward truly building a sustainable Haiti for all the people down there. They’ve suffered so much.)
The storm made landfall in the Carolinas, causing widespread storm surge and flooding.
Sending prayers and thoughts.
I’ll continue to do my part for climate justice and fighting against climate change, including raising awareness as an artist and activist to make protecting the Earth a central matter of our flesh and blood, culture and soul.
The storm begins to hit land — and then: