Death Toll in Haiti Rises Past 800 as Hurricane Matthew Lashes Florida

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Scott Malone CHANTAL, Haiti/COCOA BEACH, Fla., Oct 7 (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Florida on Friday with howling winds and rolled northward up the U.S. Atlantic coast. The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country … [Read more...]

Hurricane Matthew Strengthening as it Approaches Florida

Hurricane Mathew at 11am EDT 1500 UTC is once again gaining strength with max winds now at 120 knots (about 140 mph). Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional intensification today while Matthew approaches the east coast of Florida. Currently hurricane force winds extend outward abut 30-50 NM to the west and 40-50N to the east. Damaging 50 knot (58mph) winds … [Read more...]

Southeastern U.S. Bracing for Deadly Hurricane Matthew

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Sarah Marsh PORT-AU-PRINCE/GUANTANAMO, Cuba, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas and Florida's east coast on Wednesday after killing at least 21 people in Haiti and prompting the hard-hit country to postpone a long-awaited presidential election. The hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, whipped … [Read more...]