National Hurricane Center Director on Hurricane Matthew

Rick Knabb talks to "GMA" about Hurricane Matthew and the center's response to the Category 3 storm.
1:33 | 10/05/16

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Many are below sea level and the entire southeastern coastline is at risk along with Charleston. To ginger with a look at the storm's path. And, Amy, I want to get straight to that track. Of course, it comes through the Bahamas and as a category 4 the current track has it Thursday night into early Friday morning affecting parts of southeast and central Florida and runs parallel and hugs along the coast right through southeast Georgia. Close to Charleston and Wilmington and, of course, where this track takes it out to sea, the national hurricane center puts this together and that is exactly where we'll go now, to the director. Dr. Rick Knabb. No direct landfall but there will still be huge impact, right? Right. We don't know for sure if Matthew is going to come ashore in the U.S. Starting with the potential in Florida or not. It is possible that the core could come ashore in the hurricane warning area, in particular, so people need to be preparing for the possibility of a major hurricane coming ashore but even if the center stays offshore you could still have hurricane conditions on the coast, you don't have to be near the center of the storm to be at the center of action in land areas. I think that's exactly what people need to here. The heavy rain, storm surge, even though you're not right in it, it can affect you. Thank you so much, Dr. Knabb. You're welcome. Thank you. That heavy rain we're talking about want to show it to you graphically. Six plus inch, guys so you could see ten plus in some of these coastal area, you add the waves, the wipz, that surge, this could be bad even if it just hugs parallel.

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