In Pictures: Hurricane Matthew Clobbers the Caribbean

In Pictures: Hurricane Matthew Clobbers the Caribbean

Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti have been at the receiving end of tremendous devastation as the Hurricane Matthew roars its way through the Caribbean nations. As it bustles through the Bahamas, warnings have already been issued in Florida for a possible hurricane landfall as more 1.1 million have been advised to evacuate in the region. 11 deaths have been reported so far in Haiti while 55,000 internally displaced persons are living in tents. Take a look at some of the harrowing photographs of the havoc wreaked by the monstrous storm so far.


1 – Flooded Streets


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Streets were flooded as the Hurricane ripped through Port-au-Prince in Haiti with wind speeds of about 145 mph. (Photograph: Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)


2 – Tides are High


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A bunch of people watch the sea surge by the Hurricane Matthew as they stand on a shore in Jamaica. (Photograph: Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press)


3 – Hostile Sea Waves


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Waves can be seen crashing against the sea coast in Baracoa, Cuba. The category 4 storm slammed into Haiti’s southwestern tip with howling 230 kph winds. (Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)


4 – Stocking up Essentials


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The Jamaicans can be seen flocking to the supermarkets in a bid to make last minute preparations before the massive storm rattled the Caribbean nation. (Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters)


5 – Time to Make a Move


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People in Jamaica thronged vehicles in an attempt to make their way to higher grounds as the Hurricane Matthew dumped heavy rains in the region. (Photograph: Getty Images)


6 – Plenty of Rain


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Vehicles move through flooded roads in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. (Photograph: Collin Reid/Associated Press)


7 – Rivers Flooded


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People on Port-au-Prince, Haiti cross a bridge as water in the river underneath it surges through. (Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


8 – Strong Winds


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The Hurricane Matthew was able to sustain winds as high as 220 kph. A women can be seen protecting herself from strong winds and heavy downpour with an umbrella. (Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)


9 – Strongest Since 2007


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A woman walks by the sea shore in Les Cayes, Haiti while covering herself with an umbrella. The Hurricane Matthew is being regarded as the strongest one to have battered the region since Felix in 2007 and briefly reached Category 5. (Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)


10 – The Enveloping Storm


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A view of Hurricane Matthew as it approaches Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)


11 – Roofs Collapsed


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Onlookers view the collapsed roof of a house as Santo Domingo was battered by the raging Hurricane Matthew. (Photograph: Erika Santilices/AFP/Getty Images)


12 – Hurricane Heads Towards Florida


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During the Hurricane Matthew, coconut tree can be observed to be blown by strong winds in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The hurricane is on its way towards the eastern coast of Florida. (Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press)

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