Former WTVJ chief meteorologist and current senior hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel Bryan Norcross sent out a chilling message to those residents who think they can ignore evacuation warnings ahead of Hurricane Matthew.
“This is not hype. This isn not hyperbole and I am not kidding,” said Norcross in a video sent out on Twitter.
Norcross knows a thing or two about Hurricanes. He made his bones reporting for WTVJ about Hurricane Andrew for 23 hours straight in 1992. At the time, Andrew was the most destructive hurricane to hit the U.S.
In the video, he made it clear he could not overstate Matthew’s danger and urged residents to leave. “Do not assume you can survive if you choose to stay,” said Norcross.
We reported earlier that, unlike 1992 when Andrew hit, anyone in the world can now track Matthew. Some local stations are live streaming their storm coverage on Facebook.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 6, 2016