Video: Hurricane Matthew Sweeps Through Haiti, Heads For Bahamas

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Hurricane Matthew – the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade has hit Haiti, leaving a trail of destruction on the streets.

With sustained winds of 230km/h (145mph); heavy rain and dangerous storm surges, the deadly storm hit Haiti just after 7 a.m. (8 a.m. ET) Tuesday. Perhaps the most disastrous storm ever, Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has resulted in a number of deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Perhaps the most disastrous storm ever, Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has resulted in a number of deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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As a result, Southern Haiti has been cut off after the bridge linking it to the capital, Port-au-Prince, collapsed. Two people are known to have died in Haiti and four in the neighboring Dominican Republic. Subsequently, there may be an increase in the death toll as authorities assess the extent of the damage.

The situation in the town of Les Cayes was described as “catastrophic.” According to Deputy Mayor Marie Claudette Regis Delerme, the small city of 70,000 people was flooded while many houses have been left without roofs. In fact, she had to flee a meeting when a sudden gust of wind ripped off the building’s roof.

Disturbing images showed people walking in shoulder-high water, while other coastal communities were already under water. Generally, Haiti is one of the world’s poorest countries, with lots of residents living in flimsy housing in flood-prone areas. This makes more people vulnerable at a time like this.

The mayor of Les Cayes, Jean Gabriel Fortune shared posts on Matthew’s impact;

Impact Of Hurricane Matthew In Haiti



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Meanwhile, as early reports suggested that Cuba had not been hit as hard as Haiti, Mathew is reportedly heading for the Bahamas on Wednesday.

The Bahamas might not be so lucky when Matthew arrives sometime on Wednesday night because the wind is not getting any weaker. Forecasters predict a Category 4 hurricane will brush up against the East Coast — including Florida; Georgia; South Carolina, and North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall in any of those states anytime soon. Evacuation plans are

Forecasters predict a Category 4 hurricane will brush up against the East Coast — including Florida; Georgia; South Carolina, and North Carolina. The storm is expected to make landfall in any of those states anytime soon. Evacuation plans are already in place ahead of the storm.

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