Hurricane Matthew

Nine days after Hurricane Matthews struck North Carolina, the storm continues to wreak havoc on North Carolina with 19 people dead, 3,800 living in shelters and nearly 150,000 people without power. Sections of I-95 are still shutdown, especially in the southbound lane. Sign Up For Our Newsletter!   More flooding is expected in Edgecombe, Pitt, […]

The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Matthew is at 20 including ten people in North Carolina.  Governor Pat McCrory, is also reporting that five individuals are still missing and 1,500 remain stranded by floodwaters in Lumberton, North Carolina.  High water will continue to be a problem for much of the week and many places on the interstate are […]

Overnight, Hurricane Matthew dropped to Category 3 strength however, sustained winds of about 120 miles per hour are currently battering Florida’s coast. Over 700,000 residents are without power this morning, with the storm’s eye approaching within five miles of the coastline. Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic storm in years and is expected hit Georgia and the Carolinas this weekend. Officials currently put the death toll […]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has denied extension of the state’s voter-registration deadline.  Hillary Clinton’s campaign had expressed its desire for the governor to offer Florida’s citizens an extended opportunity to register to vote, in light of Hurricane Matthew. Scott said he felt that people have had time to register in advance of the Oct. 11 deadline, adding this morning […]

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew is at 102 including 98 in Haiti.  The storm is the worst to hit the Caribbean in ten years and is headed toward the United States as a Category 4 storm expected to hit Florida.  With a projected landfall of Thursday evening, more than 12 million residents in the U.S. are under a hurricane watch […]

Forecasters are warning residents of South Florida as the first outer bands of Hurricane Matthew approach the coast at Category 4 strength. As it pummels the Bahamas this morning, Matthew is expected to be the strongest storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade, expected to cause catastrophic damage to property and “immense human suffering”. The storm is tracking westward closer […]

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