As Hurricane Matthew, a potentially devastating category 4 storm, swirled across the Caribbean on Sunday, toward Haiti and Jamaica, US authorities were evacuating non-essential personnel from the navy base at Guantánamo Bay.
Matthew is expected to reach Cuba late on Monday, potentially making a direct hit on Guantánamo. Evacuated non-essential personnel included about 700 family members of those serving there.
Everyone remaining behind was being told to take shelter, said Julie Ann Ripley, a spokeswoman. There are about 5,500 people living on the base, including 61 men held at the detention center.,
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HURRICANE MATTHEW NOT TURNING/ MOVING WEST/CAT 4
We are talking a possible 40 inches of rain and 11 feet of storm surge.
After traveling west since leaving Africa, Category 4 Hurricane Matthews is now taking a hard right turn towards Cuba & Jamaica and the United States.
This is one crazy storm.
If you are in its possible path,
I suggest you stay tuned.
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