Matthew approaches as South Florida sees first rain bands, expected Cat 4

Forecasters say the first outer rain bands from Hurricane Matthew already have begun to approach Florida as the big storm

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Hundreds of thousands flee Florida coast to escape Matthew’s fury

Hundreds of thousands of anxious people boarded up their homes and businesses and grabbed a few belongings to flee inland

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At least 500K urged to evacuate as Matthew nears Florida

Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and at least a half a million people along the coast

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Obama briefed on federal hurricane preparations, S.C. town closes in preparation

President Barack Obama is being briefed on the federal government’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew as the Category 3 storm makes

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Evacuations underway in 2 Florida counties

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov.

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Hurricane warning extended for Florida’s coast

The National Hurricane Center has extended the hurricane warning northward in Florida as Matthew heads toward the East Coast. Meanwhile,

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Matthew forces rerouting of cruise, research ships to Key West

Several cruise ships are being rerouted from their regularly scheduled Caribbean and Bahamas ports to Key West. Key West is

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Gov. Scott cancels Cabinet meeting to monitor Matthew

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday warned boaters to start preparing for Hurricane Matthew, and Gov. Rick Scott announced plans

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