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Hurricane Matthew Moves to Category 3, Kills Hundreds

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A portion of Highway A1A is washed away in Flagler Beach, Fla. from storm surge generated by Hurricane Matthew.

A portion of Highway A1A is washed away in Flagler Beach, Fla. from storm surge generated by Hurricane Matthew.

Eric Gay / AP via buzzfeed

Eric Gay / AP via buzzfeed

A portion of Highway A1A is washed away in Flagler Beach, Fla. from storm surge generated by Hurricane Matthew.

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief

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Coastal countries have always known the lingering dangerous threat of the hurricane. Take Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA in 2005, which claimed over 1,800 lives as a category 5 and caused $81 billion in property damages.

There is now a developing hurricane on a path in the Atlantic dubbed Hurricane Andrew that has already tore through the French island of Haiti, claiming an estimated 300 lives so far and causing a national state of emergency in four U.S states as the storm approaches them.

Hurricane Andrew is considered an “extremely dangerous” storm, categorized as a 3 and reaching over 120 mile-per-hour winds. As it approaches Florida, there has been an ordered and mandatory  evacuation.

On Friday, the storm caused massive winds and rainfall in Florida and left over a foot of rain in North Carolina as far inland as 100 miles. Fourteen deaths have been reported in the US so far, most of them from North Carolina.

UPDATE: As of Sunday morning, the storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is still causing flooding in the Carolinas and reaching 75 mph winds.

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