Hurricane Matthew Updates: Over 800 Reported Dead In Haiti, Obama Declares A Federal State Of Emergency

10.06.16 2 weeks ago • 2 Comments

As Hurricane Matthew ascends towards the United States, the storm has restrengthened into a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds. By Friday morning, the powerful storm will slam into Florida, which already saw early bands of rain clouds on Thursday. Matthew is categorized as “very dangerous” with millions of people being ordered to evacuate in Georgia, South Carolina (where grocery supplies are already running low), and Florida, where Delray Beach is currently being battered with strong rain and winds.

Florida is taking extreme precautions with a possible direct hit on the way. Thousands of flights have been canceled, and on Thursday, Disney World will close all its parks by 5 p.m. in anticipation of the storm’s arrival. Governor Rick Scott has issued a dire warning to his state’s residents as the state prepares for the worst-case scenario: “This is going to kill people. Do not surf. Do not go on the beach. This will kill you.” He adds that people should expect to have no power for days, so charge those cell phones up.

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