The opening scene displays a massive and extremely close (less than 5 feet away) power line exploding due to Hurricane Matthew in Cocoa Beach Florida as intense winds where whipping the power lines around as I sought refuge in a parking garage near the Space Coast and the Cocoa Beach pier. The power flash was so close I was temporarily blinded.
The remaining hurricane Matthew footage includes power flashes across Cocoa Beach, FL as Hurricane Matthew reached its peak wind speeds as the eye of Hurricane Matthew remained off shore by only 8-11 miles. At the time this video was shot, Hurricane Matthew was unleashing 120+ mph winds during the heavy rain bands. Cocoa Beach Florida experienced it’s first major category 4 hurricane in over 10 years and as a result suffered several million dollars in damage.