President Obama has declared a state of emergency in Florida as Hurricane Mathew closes in as a category 4 storm. And with winds of 140pmh, it’s the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic Coast in over a decade. RT America’s Marina Portnaya has the latest from Miami. Then Don Walker, communications director for Brevard County, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to discuss emergency efforts.
Streets of Miami deserted as Hurricane Matthew approaches
Miami’s residents braced themselves for Hurricane Matthew, Thursday, as the storm which ravaged the Caribbean approached the Florida peninsula.
The states of Florida and South Carolina, as well as parts of North Carolina and Georgia, have declared a state of emergency, with millions of coastal residents warned to be ready for an evacuation.