Hurricane Matthew is being called “extremely dangerous” by the National Hurricane Center and is currently on the move toward Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. It is causing flooding and extreme winds that are currently causing cruise lines to change their paths.
NBC News has called the hurricane the “most powerful Atlantic tropical storm since 2007.” It’s too soon to know for sure whether the storm will hit the U.S., but on Monday afternoon the National Hurricane Center said that “the threat to Florida and the southeastern U.S. coast has increased.”
It’s possible that the storm will either directly somewhere on the east coast, or that it will miss the coast entirely, depending on what happens with the air pressure which is impossible to tell at this point. But just in case it does hit the coast, both Florida and North Carolina have been issued warnings.
Florida’s governor Rick Scott took action for the state on Monday afternoon.
“I have declared a state of emergency in every Florida county due to the severity and magnitude of Hurricane Matthew.”
Even if the storm does not make a direct hit on the coast, those areas will certainly be seeing some giant waves crashing on their shores.