Hurricane Matthew is predicted to affect parts of eastern Florida and other parts of the Southeast coast starting Thursday, The devastation is said to continue till the weekend.
As illustrated by the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) projected path map, and also explained below, the severity of any direct impacts will depend on how close the center of Matthew moves near the coast.
A worried premier
Washington : With a video of Hurricane Matthew in the background, President Barack Obama speaks during a briefing to update him on the hurricane during a visit to FEMA headquarters in Washington. PTI
Baracoa : A woman cries amid the rubble of her home, destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged. PTI
Baracoa : The high winds of Hurricane Matthew roar over Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The dangerous Category 4 storm blew ashore around dawn in Haiti. It unloaded heavy rain as it swirled on toward a lightly populated part of Cuba and the Bahamas. PTI
Port-au-Prince : A "tap-tap" truck carrying commuters drives through a street flooded by rain brought by Hurricane Matthew in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida. PTI