Hurricane Matthew poses serious threat to The Bahamas and southeastern United States

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 176km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - La Crosse, WI--MN Region, United States

    34 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Nasir, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Louang Namtha - Laos

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Chittagong - Bangladesh

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - W of Emporia, Kansas - United States

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Tenosique, Tabasco - Mexico

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Yoro - Honduras

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 115km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Harold

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Upper Midwestern, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Fargo, ND--MN Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Flood - New London, WI Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Marinette--Menominee, WI--MI Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Camden, AR Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Clinton, IA--IL Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Montevideo, MN Region, United States

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Paducah, KY--IL Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.5 - 70km W of Challis, Idaho

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Floods - Eastern Greece

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Peru

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Peru

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Floridablanca Municipality, Colombia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Papua New Guinea

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Lanin, Chile-Argentina

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 45km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Huron, SD Region, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Sioux Falls, SD Region, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 86km NE of Hihifo, Tonga

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 145km W of LEsperance Rock, New Zealand

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Bolivia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kempas, Malaysia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Guguak Malalo, West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - West Sumatra, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mid-Indian Ridge

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karangetang, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Floods - Afghanistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern Africa

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southeastern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    3 months ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 months ago INFORMATION

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October 5, 2016

After impacting Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba on Tuesday, Category 3 Hurricane Matthew is re-organizing and strengthening over the warm waters of The Bahamas. According to the most recent advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC Advisory # 31), the Caribbean’s worst storm in nearly a decade is about 205 miles from Nassau, The Bahamas, and traveling northwest at 12 miles per hour with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

Matthew will continue to move northwest through the Bahamas today and into Thursday. Significant damage due to storm surge, extreme winds, and heavy rains are likely in hurricane warning areas, with the strongest winds predicted to effect the most populous island of New Providence on Thursday morning. Between 8 and 12 inches of rain are expected with up to 15 inches possible in isolated areas.

After passing through The Bahamas, Matthew is forecast to track northward very near or over the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina toward the end of this week or over the weekend. It is difficult to predict impact areas for storms paralleling a coastline, but storm surge of at least three feet is likely for parts of Florida and Georgia.

Tropical storm force winds are also highly likely for portions of the east coast of Florida.

PDC continues to closely monitor Hurricane Matthew as it impacts The Bahamas and approaches the United States, and the Center will provide decision support and situational awareness products for the duration of the event. If you are an emergency manager or humanitarian assistance practitioner and would like access to PDC’s Emergency Operations (EMOPS) platform, click here for more information.

For more information, visit PDC’s 2016 Tropical Cyclone Matthew event page.

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