Jump to content

Two million evacuated as storm of the decade approaches East Coast


Recommended Posts

2603778Washington Examiner:

Two million people have been ordered or urged to evacuate their homes in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas before Hurricane Matthew, the largest storm to hit the Southeast in a decade, makes landfall late Thursday and tears up the East Coast through the weekend.


Florida Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday the 1.5 million residents who have been ordered to leave may make this the "biggest evacuation ever." South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has asked 500,000 to evacuate. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has requested 50,000 people move inland.


The National Hurricane Center estimates the Category 3 storm could increase to a Category 4 following its departure from the Caribbean islands to the warm ocean waters. It passed through the Bahamas with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour and has killed 26 people thus far.Scissors-32x32.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1701964131
  • Create New...