Caribbean fears for coastal families as Hurricane Matthew gets close



Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaican capital.
Matthew's slow-moving center was expected to come near southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday as a major storm bringing winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kph) and life-threatening rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Eastern Cuba would also feel bands of fierce wind and rain on Monday, the agency said.
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3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Reuters
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