Warnings issued for Caribbean as Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 4 storm

September 30, 2016 9:10 PM

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Warnings issued for Caribbean as Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 4 storm

Atlantic storm, Hurricane Matthew, has rapidly gained power overnight, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.

A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters warned of tropical storm conditions for Haiti and Cuba in the next two days, but it is not expected to reach South America.

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