Hurricane watch issued for Florida as Matthew approaches

October 4, 2016 3:31 PM

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Hurricane watch issued for Florida as Matthew approaches

A hurricane watch was issued Tuesday for parts of Florida's Atlantic Coast as Hurricane Matthew slowly roared through the Caribbean, pounding tiny Haiti with heavy rain and powerful winds and tides.

A "watch" means hurricane conditions could reach the U.S. coast within 48 hours. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, and the latest computer models predicted a path now edging closer to the U.S. East Coast, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.

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