Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jacksonville

ABC News' David Muir reports from the coastal city as it awaits the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
1:14 | 10/07/16

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Transcript for Hurricane Matthew Churns Toward Jacksonville
Let's go back to David Muir in Jacksonville Florida would hurricane's winds could be catastrophic David. What are you seeing right now. Hey Michael all rapid intensification really just within last thirty minutes right here in Jacksonville and as you heard ginger talk. Double they're expecting up to a 120. Mile per hour gusts. But the real concern here is the storm surge you could see the waves picking up behind me. They're expecting between seven and eleven feet storm surge and that's just water on top of land. That doesn't take into account that it could happen at high tide put the pressure drops here at the wins going counterclockwise bring out water right on the land. In addition to that eleven foot storm surge there and at the waves crashing out of land behind it in just a sort of put this in perspective for you back during super storms sandy we were dealing with a storm surge of about nine feet. They're expecting opt to eleven feet right here in Jacksonville which is why they're. It's such concern here and warnings and watches all the way up through the Carolinas guys all right David thanks so much that's when evacuations are so important there still time for so many ticket Al.

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