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  • *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...

  • 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...

  • A man walks near the Cocoa Beach Pier as Hurricane Matthew approaches, October 6, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida.

    People are hunkering down to weather out Hurricane Matthew in evacuation areas despite numerous warnings from officials and experts to do the opposite.

  • *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...

  • A man rides his bicycle along the beach prior to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Miami Beach, Fla, Oct. 6, 2016.

    One way Hurricane Matthew could impact politics is by hitting the pause button at a time when Clinton is enjoying a poll upswing.

  • Gov. Scott: A shelter may the difference between life and death

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives a press conference on the latest preparations for Hurricane Matthew.

  • Gov. Scott: All tolls in effected areas suspended

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives a press conference on the latest preparations for Hurricane Matthew.

  • Gov. Scott: If you're in evacuation zone, get out now

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives a press conference on the latest preparations for Hurricane Matthew.

  • *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...

  • COCOA VILLAGE, Fla., Oct 6- Mike Ryan packed his wife, daughter, three grandchildren, two dogs and three cats into a minivan and waved as they drove off on Thursday, leaving him behind to spend the night in his coastal Florida pub. Ryan decided to stay put and guard his business despite warnings from officials from Florida to North Carolina for residents of coastal...

  • *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...

  • *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 69 people, mostly in Haiti, on its deadly northward march. That made it an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane and it was...

  • *Landfall expected in Florida late on Thursday. JUPITER, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, barreled toward the southeastern United States on Thursday after killing at least 69 people, mostly in Haiti, on its deadly northward march. Roads in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were jammed and gas stations and...

  • JUPITER, Fla., Oct 6- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into the Bahamas on Thursday and intensified as it barreled toward the southeastern United States after killing at least 39 people, mostly in southern Haiti, on its northward march. Matthew, which displaced thousands of people in Haiti, smashing homes and inundating...

  • Customers shop for flashlights and batteries at a Home Depot Inc. store in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

    Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas declared a state of emergency as the Category-3 hurricane approaches. NBCNews reports.

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE/ KINGSTON, Oct 2- Haiti and Jamaica implored residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace the Caribbean islands since 2007, spun slowly toward the region. Matthew is expected to scrape western Haiti on Monday as a major storm bringing 145 mile per hour...

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE/ KINGSTON, Oct 2- Haiti and Jamaica implored residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace the Caribbean islands in years, spun slowly toward the region. Matthew is expected to scrape western Haiti on Monday as a major storm bringing 145 mile per hour...