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It was an amazing scene last week when the National Hurricane Center declared a hurricane advisory for the Florida Keys, which have been battered by Hurricane Irma.
The forecast said the storm would hit by Thursday, and Florida Keys residents and businesses had been urged to take shelter.
The storm would bring devastating winds and storm surges to the Florida peninsula and its coastal communities, and there was no warning of major damage.
The National Hurricane Centers’ advisory was the first of its kind in the United States since Irma hit Florida in late October.
The warning was issued for coastal areas in the Keys, including Miami, where officials were warning residents to be prepared to be hit by Hurricane Matthew and other storms, including another storm later this week.
This picture taken by a National Hurricane center hurricane hunter shows a view of the island of St. Thomas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Keys are located just off the coast of Florida, about halfway between Miami and the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm would be one of the strongest in recent history.
Matthew was expected to pass close to the island nation on Thursday, a forecaster said.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime event, said Michael O’Brien, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Matthew, which is moving at 10 mph and will bring sustained winds of 140 mph, is expected to be one the most powerful storms ever recorded.
O’Brian said Matthew will bring heavy rain and winds of 70 mph, which could bring flash flooding, damaging wind gusts and strong coastal surges.
Matthew will be a major hurricane for the United Kingdom, with sustained winds topping 180 mph and a sustained wind gust of 140 miles per hour, he said.
Matthew could bring some tropical storm-force winds, with gusts up to 115 mph.
Oceans could flood in a matter of hours, and inland areas could see up to 25 feet of rain, according to O’Bryan.
Matthew’s path through the Caribbean is uncertain, and the hurricane is expected as a category 4 or 5 hurricane, according the National Weather Service.
If you are not prepared to leave your home or office, it is highly recommended that you keep your windows shut, as the hurricane could hit your home.
If you cannot be at work, leave the doors and windows locked.
Make sure you are staying in your home’s proper location and are able to see out windows.
If your windows are damaged, get them replaced.
Don’t leave anything that could catch fire in your garage, and don’t leave any trash in your car.
Keep your windows and doors shut at all times.
If something does go up in your yard, you may want to check your neighbors yard for any debris.