Hurricane Matthew Roars Toward the Caribbean

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew shows no signs of weakening as it roars towards the Caribbean, where it is expected to make landfall today.


NOAA’s GOES-East satellite on Oct. 2 at 4:45 a.m. EDT showed Hurricane Matthew’s clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea.


NASA / NOAA GOES Project

The storm is the most powerful to form in the Atlantic in almost a decade, and has prompted the evacuation of all non-essential personnel from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. With forecasts of up to

40 inches of rain

in some areas, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic face the threat of up to 11-foot storm surges,

flash floods

and

mudslides

.

The hurricane could pose a threat to the East Coast of the U.S. by week’s end.

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For a deeper dive:


News:


CNN

,

Reuters

,

Washington Post

,

USA Today

,

ThinkProgress

,

Wall Street Journal

,

ABC News

,

Miami Herald

,

Independent

,

VOA News

,

Jamaica Gleaner

,

AP

,

WFTV

,

NBC News

,

BBC News

.


Commentary:


Pacific Standard, Eric Holthaus analysis


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