Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti With Strong Wind, Heavy Rain

April 16, 2023 12:26 am59 commentsViews: 607

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti with strong winds of 145-mph and is reported to have killed at least three people as of now.

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti With Strong Wind, Heavy Rain

Governors of Florida and North Carolina have declared states of emergency seeing the intensity of Matthew.

At around 2 a.m. ET Monday the hurricane plodded along at about 8 mph. It was then 60 miles south of Tiburon and about 165 miles away from capital Port-au-Prince.

According to US National Hurricane Center the hurricane hit Haitian capital with ferocious rain and strong wind.

The agency added coastal towns of Anse-d’Hainault and Tiburon are flooded in places with up to 40 inches of rain.

Haiti was also struck by a devastating earthquake some six years ago and the island is still recovering from the devastation.

Last week Hurricane Matthew crossed Caribbean turning into a powerful Category 5 and it was said to be strongest since Felix in 2007 in the Atlantic.

Matthew is said to be even more powerful than the Hurricane Gilbert that hit Jamaica in September 1988. It was one of the most destructive storms in the modern history of Jamaica.

US national Hurrican Center in Miami said, “Hurricane Matthew could rival or possibly exceed Gilbert if the core of the strongest winds does actually move over Jamaica.”

If you are in the Caribbean, it is suggested to be careful and try to remain indoors. Also, share your views and experience about Hurricane Matthew with fellow readers in the below given comment box.


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