Hurricane Matthew - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Hurricane Matthew


Another day on the job, in the eye of a hurricane

May 13, 2017 - 4:46 PM

Garrett Black flies with four other crew members on an Air Force WC 130J a lumbering gray prop plane affectionately called a Hurricane Hunter

HURRICANE. Commuters make their way past an electric board in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Haiti struggles to organize vote in hurricane's aftermath

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:09 AM

Les Cayes Mayor Gabriel Fortune uses military tactics to evacuate schools turned shelters into voting centers

DEVASTATION. View of the debris left by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, on October 8, 2016. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hurricane Matthew damage in Haiti tally nearly $2B

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The agricultural sector alone suffered losses estimated at nearly 600 million And more than 175 000 people lost their homes with those losses also estimated at close to 600 million

DEVASTATION. View of the debris left by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, on October 8, 2016. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Haiti storm victims, in makeshift camps, bemoan aid chaos

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:40 PM

I pay my taxes I contribute like everyone else I don t understand what is happening It makes me angry because it makes me question our humanity

A woman prepares food near her destroyed house in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Roche-a-Bateaux, southwest Haiti, on October 18, 2016. Hector Retamal/AFP

After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Nearly 300 people are afflicted with cholera since the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Patients with cholera symptoms receive medical attention in a hospital of field of Samaritan's Purse in Randelle, Haiti, on October 19, 2016.  Food, medicine and other essential aid has been slow to reach areas slammed by Hurricane Matthew. Some desperate Haitians have taken to blocking parts of the road crossing the southern peninsula to intercept humanitarian convoys, in some cases looting them. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

UN chief to visit hurricane-hit Haiti as funding appeal falls short

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:26 AM

The United Nations has launched a flash appeal for 120 million to help Haiti cope with its worst humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake but only 6 1 million has been raised so far

Staff members of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) work to load 25 trucks with relief materials destined for the western region of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 10, 2016. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Supplies are still far short of what is needed by the thousands of starving people

US Marines loading over 12 tonnes of food items into helicopters to be sent in Jeremie, Haiti, October 8, 2016. Frederic Fath - UN/MINUSTAH

Haiti death toll hits 473 as survivors plead for aid

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:48 AM

Thousands of people in hard hit communities struggle to rebuild homes and access food and clean water

People walk along a street in downtown Jeremie, Haiti, October 6, 2016. Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH

At least 1.4M need aid in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew – UN

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:48 AM

UPDATED Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a massive response from the international community the United Nations chief says

People continue to clean up in the western Haitian city of Jeremie, which was hit by Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016. Logan Abassi/UN/MINUSTAH

Haiti mourns hurricane dead as Matthew dwindles

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Up to one million people may also be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance according to the United Nations

View of the debris left by the Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, on October 8, 2016. The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti became clear as the death toll surged over 400, three days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country's south. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL

Hurricane Matthew weakens, makes South Carolina landfall

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:32 AM

In Haiti where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday October 4 the official death toll rises to at least 336

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Haiti in pain as hurricane toll soars, aid sought

Oct 08, 2016 - 4:22 PM

3rd UPDATE The death toll surges past 400 3 days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country s south

AFTER THE STORM. Homes destroyed and damaged by Hurricane Matthew are seen in Jeremie, in western Haiti, on October 7, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Florida woman becomes first US victim as hurricane blocks rescue

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:47 PM

A woman in her late 50s suffers a medical emergency in her home in central Florida s St Lucie County but high winds prevent fire officials from reaching her

HURRICANE MATTHEW. Downed trees and branches cover a street in a residential community after Hurricane Matthew passes through on October 7, 2016 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Matthew lashes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Oct 07, 2016 - 6:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Emergency services are on lockdown and millions of people are urged to evacuate Matthew hit Haiti as a Category Four hurricane but weakened as it approached the US mainland

Commuters make their way past an electric board in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew. Photo by Jewel Samad/ AFP

Hurricane Matthew: What we know

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Here s what we know about this deadly dangerous storm

DESTRUCTION. An ariel view shows damaged houses are after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Southwest Haiti, on October 6, 2016. Photo by Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Life-threatening hurricane bears down on Florida, over 300 dead in Haiti

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:54 AM

4th UPDATE Hurricane Matthew has already battered Haiti Jamaica Cuba the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas and US officials are taking no chances warning that loss of life is a virtual certainty

AFTERMATH. A woman stands in a field of destroyed trees after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, in Southwest Haiti, on October 6, 2016. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Second hurricane, Nicole, forms south of Bermuda – US monitor

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:49 AM

Nicole packs 130 kilometer per hour 80 mph winds and is set to strengthen slightly in the coming 24 hours triggering swell and rough conditions in Bermuda although no hurricane warning has been issued at this stage

HURRICANES. Image from the US National Hurricane Center.

Millions in US told to flee hurricane, 108 dead in Haiti

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:43 PM

3rd UPDATE Hurricane Matthew is predicted to be very near or over the east central coast of Florida Thursday night or early Friday

HURRICANE INCOMING. Doug Smith loads a sheet of plywood into his truck ahead of the approaching Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016 on Satellite Beach, Florida. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Florida battens down the hatches as Hurricane Matthew closes in

Oct 06, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The storm is expected to hit Florida s east coast on Thursday night October 6 as a Category 3 or 4 – a major hurricane in either case

OMINOUS. People bike on the beach ahead of hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on October 5, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Bahamas after striking Haiti, Cuba

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED The powerful storm leaves at least 9 people dead and forces hundreds of thousands to flee

HURRICANE MATTHEW. People look at a flooding river in a neighborhood of the commune of Cite Soleil, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on October 4, 2016. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Deadly Hurricane Matthew slams ashore in Haiti

Oct 04, 2016 - 7:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The most menacing storm in nearly a decade Matthew began battering Haiti late Monday with strong winds and rising sea levels

DARK CLOUDS. A fisherman looks at the sea in Caira beach, in the commune of Leogane, to the southwest from Port-au-Prince, on October 3, 2016. Hector Retamal/AFP

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims as it churns up Caribbean

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Matthew is expected to hit southwestern Haiti late Monday packing powerful winds and torrential rain

Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew's wrath

Oct 03, 2016 - 2:29 PM

As the powerful storm churned north dozens of people were trapped on cays – tiny islands – off the coast of Jamaica s main island officials said

NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Oct. 2 at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC) showed Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea. NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:42 PM

3rd UPDATE Cuban President Raul Castro personally oversees emergency operations in the city of Santiago just hours before the hurricane is expected to hit

HURRICANE MATTHEW. This NOAA-NASA GOES East satellite photo shows storm activity in the Atlantic Ocean on October 1, 2016. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Jamaica, Haiti

Oct 01, 2016 - 1:29 PM

3rd UPDATE Matthew weakens into a still dangerous Category 4 hurricane says the US National Hurricane Center

HURRICANE MATTHEW. This NOAA GOES East satellite visible image released September 30, 2016 shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea at 1845 UTC on September 29, 2016. NOAA/AFP