Profile image
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Massive evacuations underway as Matthew roars toward Florida

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:26
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 5, 2016, 8:25 PM (IDT)

The southeastern coast of the US braced for Hurricane Matthew on Wednesday as the approaching Category 3 storm continued to wreak havoc in the Caribbean with 120-mph winds. Matthew may intensify to a Category 4 storm with 130-mph winds by the time it reaches Florida on Thursday, and then move up the coast to Georgia and the Carolinas by Sunday. The governor of Florida declared a state of emergency for the entire state, warning of the possibility of a “catastrophic” impact. A state of emergency was also declared in areas of Georgia, North and South Carolina. Mandatory evacuations started in areas of the four states, and thousands of National Guard troops were placed on alert. Winds of over 100 mph are predicted even if the storm does not make landfall. Torrential rain, flooding and widespread power outages are expected throughout the region. Matthew has already left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean with at least 11 people reported dead.   

Our unique angle on these subjects – and strong intelligence dimension – has earned DEBKAfile a global reputation and a steady readership – which skyrockets in times of crisis.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global


Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.