- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for every Florida county as Hurricane Matthew’s path moves closer to the state.

Scott was visiting the state’s emergency operations centers along Florida’s east coast Monday. He had canceled Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting to make the trip.

An advisory released Monday evening by the National Hurricane Center shows Florida’s east coast and the Florida Keys in the storm’s potential path.

At 5 p.m., the category 4 hurricane was centered about 225 miles (360 kilometers) south of Port Au Prince, Haiti, with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph (220 kph). The storm was moving north at 7 mph (11 kph).

Matthew’s center of will approach southwestern Haiti Monday night, move near eastern Cuba late Tuesday, and move near or over portions of the southeastern and central Bahamas Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide