Killer Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti

2016-10-03 20:18
NOAA-NASA Goes East project satellite image of Hurricane Matthew. (NOAA-NASA GOES Project, HO via AFP)

NOAA-NASA Goes East project satellite image of Hurricane Matthew. (NOAA-NASA GOES Project, HO via AFP)

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Port-au-Prince - Hurricane Matthew has left one person dead and another missing in Haiti, officials said on Monday, as it churns through the Caribbean as the worst storm in nearly a decade.

A boat with three fishermen capsized on Friday off the coast of southern Haiti. Two managed to make it ashore but the body of the other was found later, civil protection authorities said.

Another boat was broken up by rough seas off the same coast on Sunday. Three people were rescued but the fourth is missing.

As Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean nations gird for the Category 4 hurricane, Haitian authorities declared a halt to all maritime activities Saturday afternoon.

Forecasters say Matthew is the most powerful storm in the Caribbean since Hurricane Felix in 2007.

The US National Hurricane Center has forecast storm surges of up to three meters off Haiti's southern coast

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