Hurricane Matthew Roars Ashore in Haiti as U.S. Evacuations Feared

October 4, 2016 5:25 PM

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Hurricane Matthew Roars Ashore in Haiti as U.S. Evacuations Feared

The most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade made landfall early Tuesday in Haiti, where it could deliver yet another devastating humanitarian disaster to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Hurricane Matthew was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It hit Haiti just after 7 a.m., the Weather Channel reported.

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