Hurricane Matthew is pounding the Bahamas as it propels toward Florida, forcing residents and emergency workers there and in other southeastern U.S. states to hastily prepare for its arrival on Thursday.
Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters early Thursday Matthew will likely maintain its Category 4 classification with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour when it begins to hit the state later in the evening.
“Time is running out. There are no excuses. You need to leave,” Scott said as he ordered the evacuation of some 1.5 million people. “Unfortunately this is going to kill people,” Scott added, underscoring the seriousness of the emergency.
SOURCE: VOA News Online