Hurricane Matthew on Monday afternoon was just hours away from delivering what might be a catastrophic blow to Haiti. There hasn’t been a storm this strong to hit the country since 1954.
Matthew, currently characterized as a Category 4 hurricane, was about 275 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the capital, by midday Monday, and moved at about 130 miles per hour.
It should be making landfall in Haiti sometime late Monday.
Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaica...
Haiti, the country in the Caribbean least able to handle a big storm, girds for a powerful blow from Hurricane Matthew.
The Category 4 hurricane is expected to hit Haiti by Monday night, with the threat of flash floods, mudslides and winds up to 140 miles per hour.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti issued a red alert and evacuated families from tiny outlying islands as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to cross the Caribbean in years, shifted its route toward the impoverished country.