‘This storm will kill you’: Hurricane Matthew intensifies to Category 4 as it approaches Florida

October 6, 2016 3:34 PM

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The strongest storm system to threaten the United States in a decade roared toward landfall with Florida on Thursday, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their homes as the deadly hurricane took direct aim at Florida’s Atlantic shores and threatened further damage up the East Coast.

Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti this week, causing at least 65 deaths there and more elsewhere, before moving onto the Bahamas and heading to Florida. While Matthew had weakened at one point, by Thursday morning it strengthened again and surged to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained w...

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