More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate
the east coast of the US as Hurricane Matthew barrels
through the Caribbean bringing 145mph winds.
The fiercest storm to hit the region in almost a decade has
brought torrential rain across Haiti and the Dominican
At least five people have died so far by collapsing walls and
The damage in Haiti has been described as “catastrophic”,
six years after an earthquake killed 200,000 people.
A two-metre high storm surge is expected to sweep coastal
towns in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina in the
Nikki Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, pleaded with
people to get 100 miles away from the coast, but did not say
if there would be penalties for those who refuse to comply.
“We don’t do voluntary or mandatory anymore. An
evacuation is an evacuation,” Haley said.