Hurricane Matthew: Life threatening storm closes in on Haiti

Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful tropical Cyclone over the Caribbean Sea, is expected to cause flooding and Landslides when it passes by Jamaica and Haiti.

Matthew had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph early Tuesday, and forecasters said its slowly advancing center would likely pass near or over Haiti’s southwestern tip after dawn. It would continue on for another landfall expected in the lightly populated eastern end of Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Heavy rain and winds have already hit parts of Jamaica, with floodwaters blocking roads in the capital Kingston.

The storm winds had already killed at least three people, caused cruise ships to change course and prompted the governors of Florida and North Carolina to declare states of emergency. Haiti could be more seriously affected when the hurricane passes over the country’s south-west.

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