Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are monitoring the path of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday and shifted closer to Florida's east coast. The parks closed for the first time in their histories in 1999 as Hurricane Floyd approached. The storm ended up changing course. In 2004, they closed during a trio of hurricanes.
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Yeah, I've seen various "expert" accounts that indicate even 20 or 30 miles to the west would have been really bad news for the city proper, and definitely the east suburbs. I'm curious to know how the cape has fared.
Friends we know lost a couple of trees from their backyard in Ocoee. Now, I suspect those trees have not been maintained properly in years and were likely more at risk. I doubt that is typical of damage in the area. Port Canaveral reopened today and all but one of the local causeways reopened from what I've read.
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