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At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew was about 860 miles South-Southeast of Mayport, Florida, moving north around 10 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph.
Changes since last advisory: Increasing chances of tropical storm force winds over southeast Georgia & northeast Florida, and a slightly increasing chances of hurricane force winds over the coastal locations and adjacent coastal waters. As the hurricane turns northwestward through the Bahamas on Wednesday, increasing northeast winds are expected over Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida, well removed from the hurricanes circulation. Based on the latest forecast, tropical storm conditions could impact the adjacent Atlantic waters Thursday night, and then NE Florida and SE Georgia late Thursday night through early Saturday. Hurricane conditions are possible over the adjacent Atlantic coastal waters Friday.

The City of Ocala will open sand bag stations on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stations will be located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex off of State Road 40 (Silver Springs Boulevard) and in Tuscawilla Park at the large pavilion off of Northeast Watula Avenue. Staff recommends approaching the sand bag station in Tuscawilla Park from the south to allow for a more efficient traffic flow. Limit is 10 per household.

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