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  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, Oct 7- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, lashed Florida on Friday with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 339 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. Although the hurricane was downgraded...

  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, Oct 7- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, lashed Florida on Friday with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 339 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. Winds gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and...

  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, Oct 6- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, closed in on Florida on Thursday after killing at least 339 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. Hurricane conditions were expected in parts of Florida...

  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, Oct 6- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, closed in on Florida on Thursday after killing at least 283 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. Hurricane conditions were expected in parts of Florida...

  • Officials issued a state of emergency for parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas for the Category 4 hurricane that by Thursday afternoon had already taken the lives of 140 people, mostly in Haiti. Though forecasters like senior meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc said damage to Florida's sugar and citrus crops would likely be limited,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, Oct 6- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 265 people in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti. Matthew's sustained winds later dropped to 130 mph, but it was likely to remain a Category 4 on the five-step...

  • ORLANDO/ MIAMI, Fla., Oct 6- Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 140 people in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti. The storm was likely to remain a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity as it...

  • Officials issued a state of emergency for parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas for the Category 4 hurricane that by Thursday afternoon had already taken the lives of 140 people, mostly in Haiti. Though forecasters like senior meteorologist Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc said damage to Florida's sugar and citrus crops would likely be limited,...

  • Roads in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were jammed on Thursday, while gas stations and food stores ran out of supplies as the Category 4 hurricane, which could be the deadliest storm in decades, approached. Three Kinder Morgan terminals in South Carolina were closed as of Thursday morning, along with two Florida terminals.

  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. JUPITER/ ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm poised for U.S. landfall in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 140 people in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti. The storm was likely to remain a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- The Southeast United States is expected to be hit with fuel shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, as the storm barrels toward one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the country. Roads in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were jammed on Thursday, while gas stations and food stores ran out of supplies as the...

  • Atlanta- based Delta Airlines said 130 flights were canceled on Thursday after the airline halted operations at southern Florida airports including Miami. A further 150 will be canceled on Friday as Florida airports further north such as Orlando are affected. A spokeswoman for Chicago- based United Airlines said the company canceled 180 flights from...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Atlanta, located in the heart of the U.S. Dennis Lockhart's retirement early next year as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has spotlighted the selection of his replacement as members of Congress and a coalition of activist groups call for an aggressive search among blacks and Latinos with finance or economics expertise.

  • Atlanta- based Delta Airlines said 130 flights were canceled on Thursday after the airline halted operations at southern Florida airports including Miami. A further 150 will be canceled on Friday as Florida airports further north such as Orlando are affected. A spokeswoman for Chicago- based United Airlines said the company canceled 180 flights from...

  • *Storm could hit Florida directly or brush coast. JUPITER/ ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for the southeastern United States after killing at least 140 people, mostly in Haiti, on its deadly northward march. The hurricane was likely to remain a Category 4 storm on the...

  • *Could hit Florida directly or brush coast. JUPITER/ ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, strengthened as it barreled toward the southeastern United States on Thursday after killing at least 140 people, mostly in Haiti, on its deadly northward march. That made it a Category 4 hurricane and it was likely to remain so as...

  • *Could hit Florida directly or brush coast. JUPITER/ ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, strengthened as it barreled toward the southeastern United States on Thursday after killing at least 140 people, mostly in Haiti, on its deadly northward march. That made it a Category 4 hurricane and it was likely to remain so as...

  • Workers install window shutters at an oceanfront home in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew in Garden City Beach, S.C., U.S. Oct. 5, 2016.

    Just figuring for water damage, CoreLogic says the damage from Hurricane Matthew to homes along the coast could be extensive.

  • GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY SAYS PORT OF SAVANNAH CLOSED TO TRUCK TRAFFIC ON FRI, OCT 7 AND SAT, OCT 8, AT 2 TERMINALS.