Matthew evacuations begin: 'Less than 24 hours to prepare'

October 5, 2016 4:57 PM

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Matthew evacuations begin: 'Less than 24 hours to prepare'

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida and South Carolina began evacuating hundreds of thousands of people Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew roared closer to the U.S. after leaving a path of destruction across Haiti.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach parts of the Florida coast by early Thursday, intensifying to hurricane conditions in some areas later that day, the National Hurricane Center warned. Matthew had top sustained winds of 120 mph, a Category 3 hurricane, Wednesday morning and could stren...

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