Matthew threatens 9-ft. storm surge as residents flee Fla

October 6, 2016 1:05 PM

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Matthew threatens 9-ft. storm surge as residents flee Fla

MELBOURNE, Fla. — As a strengthening Hurricane Matthew barrelled toward a Florida landfall late Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott issued a stern warning to 1.5 million residents and tourists along the coast to get out now: "This storm will kill you."

He said any who defied warnings faced life-threatening winds as strong as 150 mph, storm surges up to 9 feet and and widespread power outages.

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