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

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    7 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    40 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NW of Roma, Queensland - Australia

    35 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Georgetown, Queensland - Australia

    36 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Halls Creek, Western Australia - Australia

    36 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NW of Wyndham, Western Australia - Australia

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    48 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of San Ignacio, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Ascension, Santa Cruz - Bolivia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Manam, Papua New Guinea

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Santa Barbara (Alisal Fire), California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Floods - Colombia

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Honduras and Nicaragua

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - La Palma, Spain

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hispaniola

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Darien, GA Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Agen, Aquitaine - France

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    13 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Nepal

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - East Java, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bogor City, West Java, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuban Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uttarakhand, India

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bengkulu City, Benkulu, Indonesia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanah Laut Regency, South Kalimantan, Indonesia

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Singapore

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    20 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 147 km SE of Karpathos, Greece

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - W of Yuba City, California - United States

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - W of Gila Bend, Arizona - United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Ebola - North Kivu Province, DRC

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kerala, India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Uganda

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - E of Tulare (Windy Fire/KNP Complex Fire), California - United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ogan Komering Ulu Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Australia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Da Lak Province, Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Yuba City, California - United States

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

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

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Drought - Maine, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Uganda

    1 week ago WARNING

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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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