The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew has risen to at least 108, as the monster storm now takes aim at the Bahamas, with Florida in it’s sights.
Authorities and aid workers are still trying to gauge the extent of the deaths and damage in Haiti.
The storm has strengthened to a powerful Category 4 with top winds of 220 kilometres an hour .
Hurricane warnings are in effect from central Bahamas as far north as Edisto Beach, South Carolina.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are warning that large waves pushed by the hurricane could threaten lives and property hours before the eye of the storm reached the shores of Florida where it’s expected to hit overnight.
One official says parts of Florida could see waters rise up to nine feet above ground.
Earlier today Gov. Rick Scott warned Florida residents living in evacuation zones to “get out”. 2,500 National Guard members in the state have been activated to help with evacuations and getting people to shelters.
Officials at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld say they will be shutting down until the storm passes.
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