Hurricane Matthew: What you need to know in Lake Worth

Wind speed forecast for Lake Worth:

  • Noon: sustained 30 mph, gusts to 41 mph
  • 9 p.m.: sustained 60 mph, gusts to 78
  • Midnight: sustained 74 mph, gusts to 91 mph
  • 1 a.m. Friday: sustained 68 mph, gusts to 89 mph
  • 6 a.m.: sustained 44 mph, gusts to 61 mph
  • Noon: 30 mph, gusts to 41 mph
  • 5 p.m.: 21 mph,, gusts to 29 mph

Governor Scott says, “evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,” if you live in coastal areas. 

“Don’t take a chance,” Scott said. “A small movement can mean a lot. That’s why we have to prepare for a direct hit.”

Last minute items:

Publix stores east of 95 will be open until noon, west of 95 will be open until 2 p.m.

Closings:

Evening on the Avenue won’t be happening this week. See a full list of closures and cancellations.

Shelters:

If you’re heading to a shelter, you may want to bring some warm clothes, because they AC is working full blast at one West Palm refuge.

Find a full list of shelters throughout the county here.

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