Hurricane Matthew hurtling along Curaçao
Hurricane Matthew is going mad with wind speeds of 120 kilometres per hour along the island. The elections that Friday on the island, it would have been delayed.
Curaçao is since Thursday plagued by heavy rain from the hurricane that north of the island mauthner also had a life. Therefore, the elections on Friday not to proceed, according to the government, after consultation with the Meteorological Service.
Before the government of Curacao in the decision announced, we have spoken with the leaders of all parties to the election to participate. That agreed with the postponement, but wanted to not that the later would be October 5th.
Earlier on Thursday, did the hurricane, the Caribbean islands, with flooding and landslides as a result. Also, airports closed and many residents holed in bunkers. On the volcanic island of St. Vincent, someone came to life.
Video: Curaçao bracing itself for tropical storm
The expectation is that Matthew in strength increases, to wind speeds of about 160 kilometers per hour and in a north-westerly direction to Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba running.
Friday, all schools in Curaçao close. Also several companies have announced to close their doors. Residents have been advised to ensure sufficient food and to stay at home.