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

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 121 km ESE of Mil’kovo, Russia

    26 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Ishim, Tyumen - Russia

    35 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    48 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Louis, MO--IL Region, United States

    55 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    57 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilgore, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carthage, MS Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

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

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Tekax, Yucatn - Mexico

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Super Typhoon - Surigae

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - NE of Louangphrabang - Laos

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 48 km SSE of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Mariana Islands region

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    17 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Fiji region

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 243 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Mexico

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivar, Colombia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Putumayo, Colombia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madiun Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southern Alaska, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro, Panama

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pernambuco State, Brazil

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Quilpue, Chile

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nauta District, Loreto, Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ciamis Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tarime District, Tanzania

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Las Amazonas, Loreto, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pajarillo, San Martin, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Raung, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Butembo, DRC

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    8 months ago WARNING

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

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    8 months 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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