Haiti Braces for Direct Hit From Powerful Hurricane Matthew

October 2, 2016 7:35 PM

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Haiti Braces for Direct Hit From Powerful Hurricane Matthew

Haiti issued a red alert and evacuated families from tiny outlying islands as Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to cross the Caribbean in years, shifted its route toward the impoverished country.

Matthew is expected to make landfall in Haiti on Monday as a major storm bringing 150 mile per hour (240 kph) winds and extreme rain to the southern coast, simultaneously lashing Jamaica. It will move on to Cuba early on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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