‘Monster’ Matthew hits Florida leaving 240,000 without power on first impact: Now 26 MILLION lie in hurricane’s path with states of emergency in three states after thousands REFUSED to evacuate

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  • Hurricane Matthew started hitting Florida early Friday morning with heavy rain and strong winds
  • Downgraded from a Category 4 to 3 – but that only means a reduction of winds from 130mph to 120mph
  • Powerful storm claimed at least 340 lives after it ripped through the Dominican Republic and Haiti Tuesday
  • Orlando’s world-famous theme parks – Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld – all closed 
  • President Barack Obama declared a federal state of emergency in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina
  • Could bring a storm surge of up to 11 feet in some areas and drop up to 15 inches of rain on Florida
  • Already 240,000 have been left without power in Florida and up to seven million more could suffer outages
  • Matthew could also absorb or combine with Hurricane Nicole, which has formed off coast of Bermuda 
  • National Weather Service has advised ‘loss of life’ and ‘immense human suffering’ is possible  
  • Two million people in the US were urged to evacuate their homes in preparation for a ‘direct hit’ 

 

HURRICANE MATTHEW 6 AM OCT 7, 2016

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Downed: Hurricane Matthew started pelting Florida with heavy rains and tropical force winds early Friday morning. A large tree was uprooted by the strong and powerful winds from the hurricane blocking West Plumosa Lane in Lake Worth Friday

 

 

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