US begins mass evacuations as Haiti counts cost of Hurricane Matthew

US begins mass evacuations as Haiti counts cost of Hurricane Matthew

Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach isolated towns and learn the full extent of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm lashed at the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the US East Coast. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the hurricane during its weeklong march across the […]

Death toll mounts in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Bahamas

Death toll mounts in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Bahamas

Hurricane Matthew headed into the southern Bahamas with its dangerous winds early Wednesday, leaving behind widespread damage and human suffering in Haiti’s poor, rural southwestern peninsula where the hardest-hit area was cut off by flooding. By nightfall, at least 11 deaths had been blamed on the powerful storm during its week-long march across the Caribbean. […]

Evacuations underway as Hurricane Matthew nears Caribbean

Evacuations underway as Hurricane Matthew nears Caribbean

  Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaican capital. Matthew’s slow-moving center was expected to come near southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday as a major […]