Residents of the Caribbean are facing an intense encounter
with Hurricane Matthew.
The category 4 storm could bring catastrophic damage
to the Caribbean Islands before threatening the U-S.
Hurricane Matthew is already flooding streets in Jamaica.
with some areas expecting more than three feet of
the slow-moving storm is expected to dump between
15 to 25 inches of rain.
The government opened about 13-hundred emergency shelters
that can hold up to 340-thousand people.
A family from La Crosse moved down to Port Au Prince
in August for mission work.
They say while the storm has not hit their area yet.
they know it's coming.
It's eerie because you know that this catastrophic
storm is coming but it's just windy and raining, and
I think because of that, and because of the lack of
emergency alert systems and things like that, the
average person that you're talking to really doesn't
even have a grid for what's about to happen.
Matthew will make its way towards Cuba with hurricane
conditions early tomorrow.
The U-S has already evacuated about seven-hundred
family members from the naval base in Guantanamo Bay.