Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida

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Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coast of USA with powerful winds and torrential rain. More than 300,000 people were already without power across the state of Florida.

Hurricane Matthew is currently a strong tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007.

The fourteenth tropical cyclone, thirteenth storm, fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Matthew formed from a vigorous tropical wave that moved off the African coast on September 22, progressing on a westward track until it developed into a tropical storm while it was situated just to the east of the Leeward Islands on September 28.

A day later, it became a hurricane while west of the Leeward Islands, and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane.

It impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas.

It is expected to significantly impact the southeastern United States, especially the U.S. state of Florida, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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