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Southeastern U.S. braces for Matthew

Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 01:11

Officials urge millions to evacuate in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, now heading towards Florida. Gavino Garay reports.

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Businesses along the southeastern U.S. coastline are closing shop early in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. The category three storm battered the Bahamas and is now taking aim at the United States. It's expected hit Florida with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surges as early as Thursday. Florida Governor Rick Scott urged those in vulnerable areas to evacuate early. In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley ordered the evacuation of more than a million people from coastal communities. U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans to listen to local officials. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "I want to emphasize to the public - this is a serious storm...If there is an evacuation order in your community, you need to take it seriously." Meteorologists say it's too soon to say where Matthew would do the most damage along the U.S. coastline. Emergency crews in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina.. are bracing for the storm... but officials hope residents will listen and get out of harm's way.

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Southeastern U.S. braces for Matthew

Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 01:11