Officials Work to Evacuate Millions in Preparation for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew brings one of the largest evacuation orders ever issued along the East Coast.
2:25 | 10/07/16

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Cape Canaveral first. And they're going to really feel the effects of the storm right here in Jacksonville and a stark image tonight. Showing you just how serious this storm is take a look at the mandatory evacuations at this hour. Three million Americans of a told to flee the storm zone up and down the coast. In ABC's GO but he does is right here in Florida tonight where the effects of this storm are already being felt. Tonight the outer bands of hurricane Matthew swarming the Florida coast. We did torrential rain picking up by the minute. So we don't want but fall right off the wind so. Rain is just starting. The other Manning. The storm passing the Bahamas packing winds up to a 140 miles an hour the National Weather Service saying Matthew. Will be devastating unlike any hurricane in the modern era. Millions of coastal residents putting up the last plywood. Filling up the last sandbags time's running out leave there's no excuses. The roads are open. He should get out as the governor says the time to prepare is over and four she'd this is going to kill people. Highways clogged with hundreds of thousands heeding that warning store shelves bare. Fuel getting even harder to find officials say the state has enough to last six days but on the road dozens of gas stations bone dry. Ridiculous I went to hospital lines that all of out to fight any side. I saw two guys fighting at a gas station it yesterday. Yet look actually throwing punches fears that nearly three million people could lose power for weeks. But not everyone has heeding that warning. In Palm Beach one of the areas officials are most concerned about floodwaters are beginning to rise to you guys live here. We found Stephanie walk sack watching the storm that you would demonstrate to you chose not to have. Back to it was. And I dynamite on suspect through the if it's safer. At an athletic Big Apple. I think I think we'll be okay airports closing runways all theme parks including Disney World shut down. Hundreds including some tourists hunkering down in shelters. David I've been through a lot of Berkett that I got to tell yet this is some of the strongest when we're feeling that rain it just feels like daggers on your skin. The National Weather Service is also warning. Of immense human suffering here that a some of the strong language they've ever used it. Dior thanks you.

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