Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with strong winds and rain, and went to Cuba. On the island downed trees and flooded streets.
The damage was particularly fierce in the South of Haiti, where sustained winds of 130 miles per hour continued to punish the impoverished island nation. Killed at least 7 people.
Officials had feared a large number of the victims in Haiti. "We have seen death. The people who were in the open sea. There are people who have gone missing. It's the people who don't want to hear warnings. They lost their lives," said acting President of Haiti, Jocelerme Prevert.
Heavy rain throughout the day forced to leave the river banks. "The river flowed around us," said pastor Louis St. Germain. "It's terrible ... a complete disaster." The storm also tore the roofs from many buildings. The bridge that connects Port-AU-Prince collapsed in the South of Haiti.
Matthew is moving through Cuba to the Bahamas. The category 4 hurricane struck Haiti around 7 am Moscow time, according to the national hurricane center. The Bahamas and the United States has taken steps to prepare for the arrival of the storm in the coming days.
Seven people were killed in the incident associated with hurricane Matthew over the past week, authorities said. Four people in the Dominican Republic were killed, the government has announced, without providing any details about how the victims died. More than 300 thousand people are in shelters across the country, said the United Nations.
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