Last Updated: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew makes landfall Southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina


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Hurricane Matthew made landfall Southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina on October 8, 2016, The National Hurricane Center confirmed.

A public advisory issued by the hurricane center at 11:00 am EDT mentioned hurricane Matthew located 90 km SSW of Myrtle beach, South Carolina and 165 km SW of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew is currently moving toward the northeast near 12 mph will continue to move near or over the coast of South Carolina today, and be near the coast of southern North Carolina by
tonight.

Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected to continue over the warning area in Georgia and South Carolina this afternoon, and spread northward elsewhere within the warning area through tonight.

A couple of tornadoes are possible through early tonight along the coast of North Carolina.

Hurricane Watches and Warnings

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for
* North of Altamaha Sound to Surf City

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for
* North of Surf City to Cape Lookout

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
* North of Surf City to Duck
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

In Haiti, Hurricane Matthew claimed lives of at least 887 people. At least six people died in Florida.