Courtesy of The Washington Post. This animation of NOAA's GOES-East satellite imagery from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 shows major Hurricane Matthew moving through the Caribbean Sea and bearing down on Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica. (NASA)
Hurricane Matthew made landfall Tuesday morning in the western coast of Haiti, packing 145 mph winds and intense rain. Hurricane warnings are currently in effect for Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas with further tropical storm warnings affecting Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands.
This fierce category 4 storm is expected to continue to track north, trending west and potentially affecting the U.S. East coast later this week. Tropical storm or hurricane conditions could be felt in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has already declared a State of Emergency in the state as the tropical storm or even hurricane conditions could hit as early as Thursday.
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