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Hurricane Matthew takes in strength in Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew takes in strength in Caribbean

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The hurricane Matthew, which is in the Caribbean Sea flooding, increases in strength and reaches wind speeds of 185 kilometers per hour.

Thursday was expected that the hurricane, which in a north-westerly direction Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba attracts, the force would increase, but were then still speeds predicted of about 160 kilometers per hour.

The hurricane is now scaled up to a hurricane in the third category, reports AFP. Matthew reached, in all likelihood, Sunday, Jamaica.

Matthew made earlier for damage on other Caribbean islands. On the island of St. Vincent fell dead by the hurricane and were under more landslides.

Curaçao

On Curaçao were the elections that Friday would be delayed by the hurricane. Is expected to fall on the ABC-islands of 5 to 10 inches of additional rainfall by Matthew.

All schools on Friday in Curaçao close and many businesses have their doors closed. Residents by the government called to stay at home.

The opposition parties on Curao agreed to the postponement of the elections, as the government proposed, but require that the new elections no later than 5 October to be held.

Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane Matthew takes in strength and reaches wind speeds of 185 kilometers per hour.
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The roads on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia are flooded.
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Hurricane Matthew was among more landslides.
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The hurricane has damage taken care of.
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Flooded roads on the island of Saint Lucia.
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