Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com. The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com. I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.
I am back in my office and home from a grueling but successful trip to Florida to intercept hurricane Matthew. I will go over the data collected etc. at a later time. Right now, the focus is shfiting to the threat of record inland flooding from excessive rain fall as a result of Matthew interacting with a trough of low pressure. Please watch the video discussion below and for interests in the eastern North Carolina region and parts of NE South Carolina, you need to be ready for this flooding. It will happen over the next few days and has potential to exceed the record set by Floyd in 1999. I will have another video update early tomorrow afternoon.
I have relocated the two live camera stream is from Florida to South Carolina for the arrival of hurricane Matthew today. The links to the two cameras, one of them in Charleston, one of them in Murrells Inlet, can be found below. Feel free to share these links with anyone you wish.
There’s really not much else I can say as far as what people should be doing along the Florida East Coast tonight as Matthew approaches. Preparations should have been done hopefully commonsense prevails and everyone will get through the next 12 to 18 hours.
As has been the case lately, I have posted a video discussion which more thoroughly explains how I feel about things then I can write and a blog. Please check it out if you haven’t seen it via the link below.
Also, I have two unmanned cameras running in the New Smyrna Beach area. You may view those here:
Matthew is passing through the NW Bahamas this morning with category three conditions being felt in areas such as Nassau and Andros Island. From there, the hurricane is likely get stronger as it approaches the southeast coast of Florida.
I am in Florida ready to cover the hurricane. Here is my latest video discussion including a look at how I plan to use technology to show you the impact like you’ve never seen before.
Link to live vehicle cam (will be up and running by 11am ET): http://www.ustream.tv/hurricanetrack