The strongest hurricane to hit Haiti since 1964 is making its way north toward Florida.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti at around 7 a.m. ET Tuesday. Hurricane warnings are still in effect for Haiti, several Cuban provinces, and the Bahamas. With winds measured at 145 miles per hour, it is the first Category 4 hurricane to hit Haiti since Hurricane Cleo in 1964.
Most global forecast models suggest Matthew will be churning off the east coast of Florida and the southeast United States by Friday morning, according to a National Hurricane Center update Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott tweeted that evacuation orders may begin soon, telling Floridians to keep eyes on local news.
The governor has already issued a state of emergency, and hurricane watches have been issued in south and central Florida, including the Keys. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida," said Governor Scott in a statement, "there could be massive destruction, which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992."
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley also plans to evacuate 1 million people from the coast on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press.