Hurricane Matthew Batters the Bahamas

ABC News' Alex Perez reports from the Bahamas where Hurricane Matthew struck with wind gusts reaching up to 120 mph and torrential rain.
1:38 | 10/06/16

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First, to where the storm will hit immediately. That's Alex Perez in Nassau, Bahamas. Reporter: Hey, good morning, ginger. We, like so many others, have been up all night tracking this storm. The winds picking up here just a short time ago. Look behind me. Cow can see the winds whipping those palm trees around. Now people here are hunkered down. But this storm, this hurricane, just getting started here in the Bahamas. Overnight, hurricane Matthew slamming the Bahamas. Wind gusts reaching 120 miles per hour. Igniting power lines. Category 3 hurricane bringing torrential rain to the islands over a foot of rain expected. More than 3,000 tourists remain in the Bahamas. Those staying at the luxury atlantis resort evacuated from their rooms and hurried to the ballroom, where they spent the night on the floor. We are concerned. We're trying to, make the best of it. Reporter: In Haiti, this aerial view shows the destruction in the coastal town of jeramie. Barely 1% of the homes there still standing. There's fears those who survive the storm may starve. Parts of Cuba reduced to rubble. Many structures, roofs torn off. And back here in Nassau, we're expecting up to 15 inches of rain and a storm surge up to 15 feet high. So as you might imagine, everyone here taking all those precautions, doing what they can to stay safe. Here's the bad news. This hurricane expected to linger and batter the Bahamas all day.

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