In the first time in more than a decade, Walt Disney World will close.
Hurricane Matthew is about to hit Florida, and it’s going to be so serious that the world-famous theme park is closing it’s doors.
This is shocking and historic:
Walt Disney World will close at 5 p.m,. today and will not open Friday as Hurricane Matthew approaches.
The closures affect theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, miniature golf courses, ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
Walt Disney World is closing today at 5PM and will be closed all day tomorrow. They've only closed a handful of times in the past 45 years. pic.twitter.com/Gj4sXF6rkc
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) October 6, 2016
— Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth) October 6, 2016
The damage could be as high as $15 billion:
Hurricane Matthew has thousands fleeing the U.S. Southeast where it’s expected to batter the coastline and threaten electricity supplies to more than 1 million people in Florida. Potential losses are seen as high as $15 billion.
Matthew is pounding parts of the central Bahamas with maximum sustained winds at 115 miles (185-kilometers) per hour and is expected to intensify as it approaches Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 2 a.m. New York time advisory. The Category 3 storm closed the Buckeye oil terminal in Freeport, Bahamas, and could disrupt petroleum shipments along the U.S. East Coast.
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) October 6, 2016
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 6, 2016
Let us pray for everyone who is affected by this serious weather storm.
This is a breaking news story. We will update this as more details become available.