Deadly Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida

Millions of Americans were warned to evacuate after the death toll from the storm rose to over 260 in Haiti.
2:27 | 10/07/16

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Florida under siege for the most powerful storm the East Coast has seen in over a decade. Team is on the ground in the storms. Hurricane meth we're demon in the dark barreling into performers Atlantic coast from. The massive category three storm with winds over a 120 miles for our. Is wreaking Havoc on the sunshine state a strong warning from the State's governor and four she'd this is going to kill people. More than three million people urged to a vacuous. Clogging major highways up and down the coast from miles preparations for Matthew's arrival going on for dates. ABC news is cube any chances in the storm's path in West Palm Beach. That is what officials want people to stay away from you're gonna have those hundred mile per hour winds there some 2.5 million people are expected to be without power in Florida by morning. And no doubt it will take that long to figure out way or that damages. So far power lines going down along the coast tens of thousands are ready without power. In new Smyrna beach ABC's Lauren Lister is tracking the storm. A major concern here now this storm third where I am along the coast of Florida if it. Effective in the fifth at ten feet or more meaning this waterway behind me could rise and for residents here flight. It can be your beer. Perking Matthew is expected to continue moving up the coast impact in Jacksonville parts of Georgia before hitting Charleston, South Carolina. Matthew was our retorted vicious pass through the Caribbean. Devastating Haiti where over a hundred people were killed and thousands of homes destroyed. The destruction there are still being tell the monster storm tore into the Bahamas earlier today killing roofs off houses. Sending debris in finding causing widespread flood. The impact zone on lockdown. And tonight close to 4000 flights canceled. Even Disney rural closing down in Orlando for only the fourth time in history until the storm is over later Friday. Matthew remains a powerful hurricane into tomorrow as it makes its way into northern Florida and Georgia. We'll have much more on this storm throughout the night and ABC news and complete coverage on GMA in the morning.

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