Hurricane Matthew: Preparations & Aftermath In Pictures.
One of the most destructive hurricanes, with winds up to 230km/h (145mph) slammed into the East Indies island states on Monday, 3 October, killing over 900 people so far, according to Reuters. Hurricane Matthew is a category 5 Atlantic cyclone, the most powerful since Hurricane Felix in 2007. It formed from a vigorous tropical wave that moved off the African coast on September 22, progressing on a westward track until it developed into a tropical storm while it was situated just to the east of the Leeward Islands on September 28. A day later, it became a hurricane while west of the Leeward Islands, and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane. It impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba,Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas. Presently, Hurricane Matthew is heading towards coastal Florida.
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