Drone Footage of Hurricane Matthew Aftermath. Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Through a child's eyes. Hurricane Matthew CAUGHT ON TAPE [TNT Channel] Hurricane Matthew devastation in Haiti – in pictures. Eyewitness: Jérémie, Haiti. Deaths, floods as Hurricane Matthew hits South Carolina. The Category 1 hurricane was dropping 8 to 20 inches of rain in the Tar Heel State and southeast Virginia.
"This rainfall is leading to record-breaking flooding over portions of eastern North Carolina, and it may result in life-threatening flooding and flash flooding elsewhere across the region," the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane left swaths of damage and millions of power outages along parts of the US Southeast from Florida to the Carolinas after a destructive trip through the Caribbean that took the lives of hundreds of people. Though the storm has weakened, serious threats remain before Matthew becomes a post-tropical cyclone Saturday night or Sunday, the hurricane center said.
"Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances," the hurricane center said in its 8 p.m. advisory. North Carolina Gov. 10 killed • The storm has killed hundreds in the Caribbean, almost entirely in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew: How are Haiti and Florida coping? Both Florida and Haiti have been pounded by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in a decade.
The extent of damage so far in Haiti has been catastrophic. In Florida, it remains to be seen how much the state will be affected. Both locations are likely to have dramatically different responses to the storm. How were they each prepared and how will they cope? Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? - CBBC Newsround. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning as aid gears up. Image copyright Reuters Haiti has begun three days of national mourning for those killed by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the south of the country.
At least 900 people are believed to have died. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and some 350,000 people need aid, the government says. Cholera is a major fear, with several deaths reported, as are food supplies, given the destruction of crops. Matthew went on to barrel up the south-eastern coast of the US, killing 10.
It caused extensive flooding, power cuts and damage to buildings in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. At 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT), the now Category 1 Matthew was about 30km (18 miles) off the coast of Cedar Island in North Carolina and heading north-east, further out to sea, at 16mph (25km/h), the National Hurricane Center said. The international aid response in Haiti was now "beginning to pick up", according to Stephane Rolland, regional co-ordinator for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Haiti was counting the cost of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew on Saturday night, with almost 900 inhabitants killed and tens of thousands displaced in the Caribbean country.
Outbreaks of cholera led to the deaths of several people, because of flood water mixing with sewage, and fears were growing that the disease could spread. “Due to massive flooding and its impact on water and sanitation infrastructure, cholera cases are expected to surge after Hurricane Matthew and through the normal rainy season, until the start of 2017,” the Pan American Health Organisation said in a statement. Matthew rampaged through Haiti’s western peninsula on Tuesday with 145mph (233km/h) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people remain in shelters, according to officials who said that the storm had hit fragile coastal villages, some of which were only now being contacted. “A tree fell on the house and flattened it. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading. Six years ago, as the country attempted to rebuild following a massive earthquake, cholera began spreading in Haiti.
And it didn’t stop. Adults and children – many of whom contracted cholera by drinking untreated water from familiar rivers and streams – lay listless in hospitals packed to capacity with emergency cases. The death toll mounted. The months passed. The cases continued. Today, as heartbreaking reports on the death toll from hurricane Matthew appear, we’re already hearing warnings about the potentially devastating aftermath: flooding and another surge in cholera cases, possibly reaching levels not seen since the earthquake. Hurricane Matthew is super strong — because of climate change. Hurricane Matthew is slowly approaching the East Coast where it is expected to wreak havoc with storm surge, wind, and rain.
Matthew has already set a number of records — and global warming is giving it a boost. Hurricanes “extract heat energy from the ocean to convert it to the power of wind, and the warmer the ocean is, the stronger a hurricane can get if all other conditions that it needs to exist are present,” meteorologist and former hurricane hunter Jeff Masters explained last month on Living on Earth. “So, scientists are confident that as we continue to heat up the oceans, we’re going to see more of these high-end perfect storms.” Case in point, as meteorologist Philip Klotzbach has noted: Let’s look at some of the latest climate science. Why do some people never evacuate for a hurricane? Why Hurricane Matthew Will Be An Especially Devastating Blow to Haiti.
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Hurricane Matthew: 'Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides' expected. Hurricane Matthew is expected to dump torrential rainfall on Jamaica and Haiti on Sunday evening before making landfall Monday.
"This rainfall will produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," the National Weather Service said Sunday. "Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. " Many Jamaicans, however, believe they can ride out the storm, putting their trust in a higher power, despite pleas from authorities to leave the threatened coast. "I'm not afraid, I'm not going," a woman in Port Royal said. Wet, wild and weird: Some answers about Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is wet, wild and weird.
Meteorologists say its path has been harder to pin down than that of other storms, but Matthew is definitely dangerous and may possibly stick around to bedevil the Southeast coast for a week or so. Here's are some questions and answers about Matthew : Q: How bad and unusual is this? A: If Matthew keeps its current status as a major hurricane—with winds of 110 mph or more as a Category 3 or higher—it will be the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in October 2005. Wilma's winds at landfall were 120 mph; earlier that year, Katrina hit with winds of 125 mph. NASA sees Hurricane Matthew develop concentric eyewalls. Matthew developed concentric eyewalls which is common in intense hurricanes.
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite captured an image of those double eyewalls. An eyewall consists of powerful thunderstorms in the area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane. Those storms have very heavy rainfall and strong winds. "GPM had a recent overpass at 3:06 p.m. EDT that shows that Matthew is undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle," said Scott Braun, research meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall in Haiti. Watch Hurricane Matthew Spin In These Rainbow Visualizations. Hurricane Matthew is no joke. With winds clocking in around 140 mph, it's knocked out power in multiple Florida counties as it buzzes up the coast.
It's expected to bring between six inches and a foot of rain from areas across the coasts of central Florida to southern North Carolina. If you're in a part of the country where you still have power, and you're weary of reading blowhards lying on the internet about the storm's power, you can get lost in the trippy colors and animations of open-source map data. Ventusky, a web application that shows real time images of weather conditions anywhere in the world, created an interactive map (pictured above and below) for tracking wind speed, temperature, precipitation, and more around the world.
Hurricane Matthew tests U.S. response lessons from Katrina. Hurricane Matthew Leaves Behind Devastation in Haiti. Days after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti with 145 mile-an-hour winds and drenching rain, local authorities say that the full scope of the disaster is still unclear. (See dramatic lightning sprites dance over Hurricane Matthew.) What is already evident, however, is that the Category 4 hurricane, which struck Haiti on October 4, has leveled another blow of destruction on an island nation still reeling from the 2010 earthquake and a subsequent cholera crisis. "Haiti was already struggling, so it doesn't have a lot of capacity to respond to the hurricane," says Andrew McConnell, a photojournalist who is on the scene.
"Yet it may take the brunt of it. " Haitian officials have reported nearly nine hundred deaths so far, yet information has only slowly emerged from the southern department of Grand-Anse, near the point where Matthew made landfall. The situation on the ground is quite chaotic, says McConnell. After Hurricane Matthew, Devastation in Southern Haiti.
Hurricane Matthew storm surge a threat as it moves up coast: What we know now. Watch Hurricane Matthew's winds begin to batter central Florida. USA TODAY NETWORK Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade. Here's what we know: Where is the storm now? Tracking Hurricane Matthew by Drone, Satellite and Big Data. Scott Braun pulls up a big swirl of color overlaying a map of Florida on his laptop screen. It's Hurricane Matthew chugging up the Florida coastline, flirting with disaster alongside millions of coastal residents. Braun adjusts his owlish spectacles and traces a red line across the map. It marks the zig-zag path of an unmanned drone that's probing the hurricane during a nine-hour mission. "It was trying to pass over the storm, but there were some deep thunderstorms up to 60,000 feet," says Braun about the Global Hawk scientific aircraft.
'Monster' Hurricane Matthew: Haiti death toll reaches 842 and four dead in US as storm heads towards Georgia. Hurricane Matthew: Pilot Tim Gallagher flies into storm's eye. Hurricane Matthew: Strongest storm since 2004 nears Florida. Image copyright Getty Images Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a Category Four storm as Florida residents are warned to prepare for a "direct hit". The hurricane has pounded the Bahamas after devastating parts of Haiti.
Damage could be "catastrophic", Florida's governor said. Evacuation orders are in place along the coast. Matthew, with winds of 125mph (205km/h), is expected to hit southern Florida later on Thursday with a powerful storm surge, US officials say. Hurricane Matthew : Tracking Map. Hurricane Matthew: Live coverage. Matthew is no longer a hurricane; it's now a post-tropical cycloneThe storm's effects are still being felt in eastern North CarolinaMatthew has killed at least 17 people in the USDeath toll in Haiti is at least 300, according to a Haitian ambassador to the US, though others report much higher deaths.
A count by Reuters, based on information from local civil protection officials, puts the Haiti death toll well over 800For the latest updates, go here. Nearly 900 dead in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew batters island nation. How Hurricanes Form Explained by Ginger Zee Video. Florida spared worst of Hurricane Matthew but deadly menace still looms. Hurricane Matthew lost some of its might early on Friday after a long and punishing overnight crawl up Florida’s eastern coast, but authorities warned the deadly storm was still capable of causing destruction and loss of life as it continued to menace central and northern parts of the state and set its sights on Georgia. “We’re only halfway through,” the Florida governor, Rick Scott, said at a morning briefing, as Matthew, now a category 3 storm with wind gusts of 150mph, edged closer to Jacksonville.
“We still have a long way to go. It could be the worst part of this is still to come. The eye has not made direct landfall, [but] it still has time to make a direct hit.” Scott said assessments from more southerly parts of Florida, which were battered overnight by tropical storm force winds, were just beginning to come in, but earlier fears of potentially catastrophic damage appeared to be unfounded. Hurricane Matthew: UN says 350,000 Haitians in need of assistance.
The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago, the UN has said. Ten thousand Haitians are living in shelters, hospitals are under severe strain and water is in short supply, according to Mourad Wahba, the UN secretary general’s deputy special representative for Haiti. A situation report from the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), citing information from the Haitian government’s directorate of civil protection, said 350,000 men, women and children in Haiti were in need of assistance. Haiti cannot endure any more broken promises after Hurricane Matthew. The arrival of the immense Hurricane Matthew on Haitian land early on Tuesday morning has plunged the Caribbean’s oldest nation into another period of despairing uncertainty. Haiti is ill-prepared to deal with what Matthew brings – category 4 force winds and a 190-mile outer band of powerful rains pounding the towns and villages along the southwestern coastline and extending all the way to the Dominican Republic.
Haiti’s soil already holds the lives of far too many of its children taken by extreme natural disasters. Hurricane Matthew: preparations and aftermath – in pictures. Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? Haiti, which is feeling the force of Hurricane Matthew, with winds of 145mph and 3ft of rain, is all too accustomed to natural hazards and disasters. The Caribbean country is regularly battered by tropical storms and floods and has also been struck by powerful earthquakes. During the hurricane season eight years ago, Haiti was hit by four storms – Fay, Gustav, Hannah and Ike – which killed more than 800 people and devastated nearly three-quarters of its agricultural land.
It also suffered dire flooding in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007. Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti. The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade has made landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, with at least seven people feared dead. The United States is now bracing for the storm’s impact and a state of emergency has been declared in three US states – Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley also announced that she would issue an evacuation order on Wednesday so that one million people would have time to leave coastal areas, and Florida governor Rick Scott activated the state national guard on Tuesday afternoon.
In a press conference, Scott said the state should “prepare for a direct hit”. According to forecasts by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) the storm could make landfall in Florida as soon as Thursday. After Hurricane Matthew, will aid predators ravage Haiti? Hurricane Matthew leaves trail of destruction on path to Florida – video. Eyewitness: Hurricane Matthew. 'It was like a monster': Hurricane Matthew leaves Haiti in crisis. Hurricane Matthew arrived thrashing at the door of Rosemika’s house in Croix-des-Bouquets at 6am on Tuesday. “It happened so quickly and suddenly,” the 10-year-old told aid workers. “I heard my neighbour screaming: ‘Water! Water everywhere!’ Hurricane Matthew: What does Haiti need now? - CBBC Newsround. What Hurricane Matthew looks like from space - CBBC Newsround. Hurricane Matthew: Aid lessons from Haiti quake.
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