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Thursday, October 6, 2016, 15:17

Hurricane Matthew heads toward US

By Associated Press

Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the US hasn't seen in more than a decade.

Matthew killed at least 16 people in the Caribbean as it cut through Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. The storm was forecast to scrape much of the Florida coast Thursday night, potentially as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph (210 kph) winds, and any slight deviation could mean landfall or it heading farther out to sea.

Hurricane Matthew heads toward US
Bus drivers with the Greenville, S.C. school district wait by their buses in the parking lot at the North Charleston Coliseum for word when to start evacuating people to Greenville from North Charleston, S.C., Oct 5, 2016, in advance of Hurricane Matthew. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Hurricane Matthew heads toward US
A shopper walks by the empty shelves where bottled water normally would be, Oct 5, 2016, at a grocery store in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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