National Hurricane Center Director on Hurricane Matthew

Rick Knabb talks to "GMA" about Hurricane Matthew and the center's response to the storm as it approaches the United States.
2:09 | 10/06/16

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Let's go back to Jing eer in satellite beach. And George, I want to stake you straight to the track. This place I'm standing now, I won't be later. It would be potentially deadly. It gets so close, it could make landfall close to here as a category 4. It hugs the coast. Through Friday night into Saturday. That's why Georgia into south Carolina could see gigantic effects. Then turns back out to the atlantic. Here we wanted to show you how far the wind field with reach. Yellow is tropical storm force. Hurricane force is in red. See there, it's at Friday night, midnight tonight. It touches the coast. Then it in moves up through cap canaveral, right along Jacksonville. This is what we're talking about. Wind is one of the biggest events. If you have 100, 120-mile-per-hour wind, that is a huge deal. We talk to director Rick Knabb out of the national hurricane center. Last time Florida saw a land-falling major hurricane was will ma in 2005. Population has increased greatly. Folks need to be reminded this is a huge wind event. What kind of E destruction can they do? The extreme winds of major hurricane can do damage not just at the coast. They can penetrate inland. That will be more so the case the closer this gets to the coast or korms ashore. Those chances are increasing. In addition to the wind Yorks you have the storm surge potential that people have been told to evacuate. They need to get out this morning. Right away. Time is running out fast. You don't want to be caught in a storm surge. The deadliest hazard of all. Don't verdictly evaluate. You get up 20, 25 stories in the high-rise, you're buying yourself another category on the wind scale. The rain, the waves we'll get to. You know me. I you know I don't go above. I always want to be accurate. This one, I'm just worried. Much more coming up. We hope people heed the evacuation warnings. Ginger, thank you. We'll follow the latest on hurricane Matthew all morning long.

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