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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Powerful Hurricane Matthew is finally moving but slowly a Haiti braces for life-threatening rainfall.

Maximum sustained winds remain 150 mph, which is a major category 4 hurricane.

At 11:00 p.m., the center of the storm was about 340 miles south-southwest of Port au Prince, Haiti and about 360 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Matthew began to move toward the north-northwest at 7 mph. This general motion is expected to continue on Sunday, followed by a turn toward the north on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday.

Hurricane Warning is in effect for:

  • Jamaica
  • Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas

Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • Haiti from east of Le Mole St. Nicholas to the northern border with the Dominican Republic
  • Cuba from Camaguey province to Guantanamo province

Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the warning area in Jamaica and Haiti on Monday.  Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches over southern Haiti, with possible isolated maximum
amounts of 40 inches.


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