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LIVE: Floridians who ignored evacuation warnings stuck as Hurricane Matthew roars near coastline

Hurricane Matthew will continue to charge up the East Coast this weekend with damaging winds and devastating storm surge.

Millions from Florida to the Carolinas were told to evacuate in advance of the storm.

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At a press conference on Friday morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said roughly 600,000 people are still without power across Florida.

As the hurricane advances northward, officials are concerned about damage in Daytona Beach and the Jacksonville area.

Gov. Scott said he has asked for tarps, food, water and generators from the federal government.

Strong winds have already begun to cause damage in Daytona Beach, according to local media:


One person has been killed in the U.S. as a result of the hurricane, the St. Lucie County Sheriff's office said on Friday morning, according to ABC News. A person died overnight as emergency officials were unable to reach them.

Damage in St. Lucie County, Fla., as Hurricane Matthew hit the region. (Facebook photo/St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)

Damage in St. Lucie County, Fla., as Hurricane Matthew hit the region. (Facebook photo/St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)


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According to local TV station WESH, people in Brevard County, Florida, who ignored evacuation warnings are now calling for help. Until conditions improve, they have been told to stay put before first responders can move out.

The Associated Press reported that the emergency operations center in Brevard County lost power and is operating on a backup generator.

Palm trees sway in high gusts of wind, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Vero Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew continues to make a path for Florida's east coast from the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Matthew is bearing down on Florida early Friday morning. A wind gust of 107 mph was reported on the tip of Cape Canaveral around 7 a.m. EDT.

Strong winds have knocked out power to hundreds of thousands in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott said.

Thousands of flights have been canceled.