Ouragan Matthew: la Croix-Rouge demande 6,8 millions de francs pour aider Haïti

Alors que le bilan de victimes à Haïti ne cesse d'augmenter après le passage de l'ouragan Matthew, la Croix-Rouge lance un appel urgent à Genève.
07 oct. 2016, 11:43
/ Màj. le 07 oct. 2016 à 11:48
L'appel d'urgence va permettre d'apporter une assistance médicale, des abris et un assainissement de l'eau.

La Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) veut venir en aide à 50'000 personnes dans le sud-ouest d'Haïti après l'ouragan Matthew. Elle a lancé vendredi à Genève un appel d'urgence de 6,8 millions de francs.

L'aide médicale et l'eau constituent des "priorités", a dit devant la presse le secrétaire général adjoint de la FICR Gary Conille, ancien Premier ministre d'Haïti. La Fédération évalue encore l'étendue des besoins, mais des milliers de maisons ont été détruites.

Avant les intempéries, la Fédération avait utilisé son fonds de secours d'urgence en soutien à la Croix-Rouge locale. Un dispositif avait été positionné sur le terrain, a précisé M. Conille.

Plus de 3000 membres ou volontaires ont été mobilisés. L'appel d'urgence va permettre d'apporter une assistance médicale, des abris et un assainissement de l'eau. Les sociétés de la Croix-Rouge des autres pays touchés ou menacés par Matthew ont aussi été mobilisées.

 

 

Plusieurs centaines de milliers de personnes

L'ONU s'active elle également. Le Bureau de coordination de l'aide humanitaire (OCHA) a envoyé un dispositif d'urgence de 7 personnes qui est actuellement renforcé, a précisé un porte-parole. Selon les estimations, 350'000 personnes sont en besoin urgent d'aide. "Nous nous attendons à ce que ce nombre augmente", a dit le porte-parole.

 

 

Jusqu'à 80% des maisons dans le sud sont endommagées. Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) dispose sur le terrain de nourriture pour 300'000 personnes sur un mois. Il a déployé du personnel par hélicoptère étant donné que de nombreuses routes sont coupées. Quelque 25 tonnes sont prêtes pour 9000 personnes pour une semaine. Et de la nourriture pour 25'000 personnes à Cuba pour un mois.

 

 

Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a besoin de 5 millions de dollars pour atteindre les besoins les plus urgents de centaines de milliers d'enfants en Haïti. Il avait positionné des secours d'urgence pour 10'000 personnes mais il en faut déjà davantage, affirme un porte-parole.

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a dit que 9 des 15 hôpitaux de la région touchée en Haïti fonctionnaient entièrement. Elle s'attend à des cas de choléras en Haïti dans "quelques semaines". Plus de 28'000 personnes ont déjà été atteintes en 2016.

epa05575228 A handout picture provided on 07 October 2016 by MINUSTAH showing the destruction in the city of Jeremie, Haiti on 6 October 2016, in the west of the country, that with Les Cayes, suffered the greatest destruction as a result of Category 4 hurricane Matthew. The death toll in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew increase to 820, according to the Haitian government.  EPA/Logan Abassi / MINUSTAH HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05575228 A handout picture provided on 07 October 2016 by MINUSTAH showing the destruction in the city of Jeremie, Haiti on 6 October 2016, in the west of the country, that with Les Cayes, suffered the greatest destruction as a result of Category 4 hurricane Matthew. The death toll in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew increase to 820, according to the Haitian government. EPA/Logan Abassi / MINUSTAH HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa05575651 An injured woman lies in bed after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Port Salut, Haiti, 07 October 2016. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports.  EPA/BAHARE KHODABANDE
epa05575651 An injured woman lies in bed after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Port Salut, Haiti, 07 October 2016. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports. EPA/BAHARE KHODABANDE ©KEYSTONE
epa05574742 A police car guards a fallen tree in a street in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, after the hurricane on 6 October 2016.  Hurricane Matthew continued his path north, along the the US east coast early 07 October, after bringing heavy rains and winds to Cuba and Haiti, where the death toll has risen to more than 400, according to official sources.  EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA
epa05574742 A police car guards a fallen tree in a street in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, after the hurricane on 6 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew continued his path north, along the the US east coast early 07 October, after bringing heavy rains and winds to Cuba and Haiti, where the death toll has risen to more than 400, according to official sources. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA ©KEYSTONE
A boat is partially submerged in the Halifax River as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A boat is partially submerged in the Halifax River as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A car drives past a downed tree as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A car drives past a downed tree as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Conner Guillot slips as he runs down a street that flooded after Hurricane Matthew passed along the coast, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew spared Florida’s most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South’s most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Conner Guillot slips as he runs down a street that flooded after Hurricane Matthew passed along the coast, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew spared Florida‚Äôs most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South‚Äôs most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A chained dog tries to break away from a container in a flooded garden after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in the Pinewood Gardens subdivision of Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew tore roofs away, toppled trees and caused flooding that trapped some people in their homes. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
A chained dog tries to break away from a container in a flooded garden after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in the Pinewood Gardens subdivision of Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew tore roofs away, toppled trees and caused flooding that trapped some people in their homes. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) ©AP
A hammock hangs high in fallen trees on a beach at the strongest point of impact of Hurricane Matthew on the southern shoreline of Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew tore roofs away, toppled trees and caused flooding that trapped some people in their homes. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
A hammock hangs high in fallen trees on a beach at the strongest point of impact of Hurricane Matthew on the southern shoreline of Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew tore roofs away, toppled trees and caused flooding that trapped some people in their homes. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) ©AP
epa05575534 A handout picture made available by the Florida Keys News Bureau shows bottled water being loaded on a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) in Key West, Florida, USA, 07 October 2016. In less than 24 hours, Florida Keys residents donated some 25,000 bottles of water as well as diapers and other relief supplies which are to be transported to needy Bahamians. Nine Defence Force vessels took refuge at the US Navy's Truman Pier in Key West to escape the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. Key West was the only city in Florida, that fronts on the Atlantic Ocean, that was not under a tropical cyclone watch or warning due to Matthew.  EPA/ROB O'NEAL/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU/HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05575534 A handout picture made available by the Florida Keys News Bureau shows bottled water being loaded on a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) in Key West, Florida, USA, 07 October 2016. In less than 24 hours, Florida Keys residents donated some 25,000 bottles of water as well as diapers and other relief supplies which are to be transported to needy Bahamians. Nine Defence Force vessels took refuge at the US Navy's Truman Pier in Key West to escape the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. Key West was the only city in Florida, that fronts on the Atlantic Ocean, that was not under a tropical cyclone watch or warning due to Matthew. EPA/ROB O'NEAL/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU/HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
epa05575531 A handout picture made available by NASA shows a natural-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite of Hurricane Matthew closing in on the East Coast of the USA, 07 October 2016. The image was acquired at 12:00 noon, Eastern Time (16:00 Universal Time). An hour before the image was taken, the storm was located some 55km northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, and headed toward the north-northwest at a pace of 20km per hour. It had top sustained winds of 195 kph, with higher gusts. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports.  EPA/NASA  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05575531 A handout picture made available by NASA shows a natural-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite of Hurricane Matthew closing in on the East Coast of the USA, 07 October 2016. The image was acquired at 12:00 noon, Eastern Time (16:00 Universal Time). An hour before the image was taken, the storm was located some 55km northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, and headed toward the north-northwest at a pace of 20km per hour. It had top sustained winds of 195 kph, with higher gusts. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports. EPA/NASA HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05575582 A general view of a damaged market after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Chantal, Haiti, 07 October 2016. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports.  EPA/ORLANDO BARRIA
epa05575582 A general view of a damaged market after the passing of Hurricane Matthew, in Chantal, Haiti, 07 October 2016. Matthew made landfall in Haiti on 04 October, leaving more than 840 people dead with tens of thousands of homes in ruins, according to preliminary reports. EPA/ORLANDO BARRIA ©KEYSTONE
A car drives past a downed tree as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A car drives past a downed tree as Hurricane Matthew moves through Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A couple walk along the Sanford Riverwalk along Lake Monroe as strong winds and rain continue from Hurricane Matthew in downtown Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina still under threat of torrential rain and dangerous storm surge as the most powerful hurricane to menace the Atlantic Seaboard in over a decade pushed north.  (Jacob Langston /Orlando Sentinel via AP)
A couple walk along the Sanford Riverwalk along Lake Monroe as strong winds and rain continue from Hurricane Matthew in downtown Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina still under threat of torrential rain and dangerous storm surge as the most powerful hurricane to menace the Atlantic Seaboard in over a decade pushed north. (Jacob Langston /Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Wind and water from Hurricane Matthew batter downtown St. Augustine, Fla., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Wind and water from Hurricane Matthew batter downtown St. Augustine, Fla., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05575229 A handout picture provided on 07 October 2016 by MINUSTAH showing the city of Jeremie ,Haiti, on 06 October 2016, in the west of the country, that with Les Cayes, suffered the greatest destruction as a result of Category 4 hurricane Matthew. The death toll in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew increase to 820, according to the Haitian government.  EPA/Logan Abassi / MINUSTAH HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05575229 A handout picture provided on 07 October 2016 by MINUSTAH showing the city of Jeremie ,Haiti, on 06 October 2016, in the west of the country, that with Les Cayes, suffered the greatest destruction as a result of Category 4 hurricane Matthew. The death toll in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew increase to 820, according to the Haitian government. EPA/Logan Abassi / MINUSTAH HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
Surfers take advantage of the heavy surf at the pier in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew moves up the southeast coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Surfers take advantage of the heavy surf at the pier in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, as Hurricane Matthew moves up the southeast coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Adam Selent, at left, Dylan Hellberg, center, and Alec Selent, right, watch waves crash over an erosion control retainer wall at the Ocean Club condominiums in the Wild Dunes resort as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Adam Selent, at left, Dylan Hellberg, center, and Alec Selent, right, watch waves crash over an erosion control retainer wall at the Ocean Club condominiums in the Wild Dunes resort as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©KEYSTONE
A billboard canvas flaps in the wind after Hurricane Matthew passed off shore, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in North Palm Beach, Fla.  Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight with the strongest winds of 120 mph just offshore as the storm pushed north, threatening hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A billboard canvas flaps in the wind after Hurricane Matthew passed off shore, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in North Palm Beach, Fla. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight with the strongest winds of 120 mph just offshore as the storm pushed north, threatening hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This Oct. 6, 2016, photo provided by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park shows a marabou stork in a restroom at the facility in St. Augustine, Fla. The zoo said it moved all of its birds and mammals inside ahead of Hurricane Matthew's arrival. (Gen Anderson/St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park via AP)
This Oct. 6, 2016, photo provided by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park shows a marabou stork in a restroom at the facility in St. Augustine, Fla. The zoo said it moved all of its birds and mammals inside ahead of Hurricane Matthew's arrival. (Gen Anderson/St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Waves from Hurricane Matthew batter a boat dock Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in St. Augustine , Fla.  Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Waves from Hurricane Matthew batter a boat dock Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in St. Augustine , Fla. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Matthew moving past Florida's Atlantic coast early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.  Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds.   (NOAA via AP)
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Matthew moving past Florida's Atlantic coast early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight, and its storm center hung just offshore as it moved up the Florida coastline, sparing communities its full 120 mph winds. (NOAA via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Hurricane Matthew winds washed up a boat as it bashes into the seawall at Lake Monroe in downtown Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina still under threat of torrential rain and dangerous storm surge as the most powerful hurricane to menace the Atlantic Seaboard in over a decade pushed north.  (Jacob Langston /Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Hurricane Matthew winds washed up a boat as it bashes into the seawall at Lake Monroe in downtown Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina still under threat of torrential rain and dangerous storm surge as the most powerful hurricane to menace the Atlantic Seaboard in over a decade pushed north. (Jacob Langston /Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Noah Simons steers as his car is pushed out of flood waters caused by Hurricane Matthew, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew spared Florida’s most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South’s most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Noah Simons steers as his car is pushed out of flood waters caused by Hurricane Matthew, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew spared Florida‚Äôs most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday but threatened some of the South‚Äôs most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ©Keystone
Kaleigh Black, 14, left, and Amber Olsen, 12, run for cover as a squall with rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Matthew pelt them as they explore the Cocoa Beach Pier on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Kaleigh Black, 14, left, and Amber Olsen, 12, run for cover as a squall with rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Matthew pelt them as they explore the Cocoa Beach Pier on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP) ©Keystone
Mike Pendergrast moves a wagon down 41st Ave full of sand to fill with sand bags around his home on the Isle of Palms as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Mike Pendergrast moves a wagon down 41st Ave full of sand to fill with sand bags around his home on the Isle of Palms as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©Keystone
A trash can is carried out into the ocean near 57th Avenue as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
A trash can is carried out into the ocean near 57th Avenue as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Isle of Palms, S.C., Friday, October 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©Keystone
Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew  in front of Exploration Tower early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast.  (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP)
Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew in front of Exploration Tower early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast. (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP) ©NO SALES, MAGS OUT
An American flag is ripped to shreds from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast.  (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP)
An American flag is ripped to shreds from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast. (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP) ©NO SALES, MAGS OUT
Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew  in front of Exploration Tower early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast.  (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP)
Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew in front of Exploration Tower early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast. (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP) ©NO SALES, MAGS OUT
Margaret Bodchon, of Merritt Island, Fla., uses her smartphone under a battery operated lantern at a hotel Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Titusville, Fla. Hurricane Matthew is pass offshore of Florida's east coast. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Margaret Bodchon, of Merritt Island, Fla., uses her smartphone under a battery operated lantern at a hotel Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Titusville, Fla. Hurricane Matthew is pass offshore of Florida's east coast. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05573974 A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DoD) shows more than 30 members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW) aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, near Trenton, New Jersey, USA, 06 October 2016, as they wait for equipment to be loaded on before takeoff on their way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew. The CRW is supporting the government of Haiti's request for humanitarian assistance. Once on the ground, the CRW will provide assistance by facilitating the movement of humanitarian aid and cargo.  EPA/US AIR FORCE/AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ZACHARY MARTYN  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05573974 A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DoD) shows more than 30 members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW) aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, near Trenton, New Jersey, USA, 06 October 2016, as they wait for equipment to be loaded on before takeoff on their way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew. The CRW is supporting the government of Haiti's request for humanitarian assistance. Once on the ground, the CRW will provide assistance by facilitating the movement of humanitarian aid and cargo. EPA/US AIR FORCE/AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ZACHARY MARTYN HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
epa05573582 A handout visible image taken at 1:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM CET) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows Hurricane Matthew as it regained Category 4 status on 06 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew is expected to skim Florida's coast after crossing over parts of Haiti and Cuba, and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. Two million people in the path of the storm have been urged to evacuate the first major hurricane to threaten Florida in 11 years.  EPA/NASA / NOAA/GOES / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
epa05573582 A handout visible image taken at 1:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM CET) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows Hurricane Matthew as it regained Category 4 status on 06 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew is expected to skim Florida's coast after crossing over parts of Haiti and Cuba, and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. Two million people in the path of the storm have been urged to evacuate the first major hurricane to threaten Florida in 11 years. EPA/NASA / NOAA/GOES / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY ©KEYSTONE
Winds from Hurricane Matthew move through a marina on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Forecasters said Hurricane Matthew gained new muscle over the Bahamas and they are also expanding the hurricane warning area further up the Southeast Atlantic seacoast from Florida into Georgia. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
Winds from Hurricane Matthew move through a marina on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Forecasters said Hurricane Matthew gained new muscle over the Bahamas and they are also expanding the hurricane warning area further up the Southeast Atlantic seacoast from Florida into Georgia. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) ©AP
Pool chairs are submerged under water at the Ocean Club condominiums in the Wild Dunes resort in preparation for Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, October 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Pool chairs are submerged under water at the Ocean Club condominiums in the Wild Dunes resort in preparation for Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, October 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©KEYSTONE
A young woman who was in hospital with a broken leg is carried by two men in a hammock back to her home in Baracoa, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The woman who was released from the hospital was carried back to her home by hand because the roads have been made impassible by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A young woman who was in hospital with a broken leg is carried by two men in a hammock back to her home in Baracoa, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The woman who was released from the hospital was carried back to her home by hand because the roads have been made impassible by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Keystone
Bumper-to-bumper traffic heads out on the SR528 beach line as motorists away from Brevard County Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew targets Florida.  Hurricane Matthew steamed toward heavily populated Florida with terrifying winds of 140 mph Thursday, and 2 million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Bumper-to-bumper traffic heads out on the SR528 beach line as motorists away from Brevard County Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew targets Florida. Hurricane Matthew steamed toward heavily populated Florida with terrifying winds of 140 mph Thursday, and 2 million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP) ©KEYSTONE
Chief Ann Graham, with the Isle of Palms Fire Department, raises two hurricane flags over the Isle of Palms Connector in preparation for Hurricane Matthew on Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, October 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Chief Ann Graham, with the Isle of Palms Fire Department, raises two hurricane flags over the Isle of Palms Connector in preparation for Hurricane Matthew on Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, October 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©KEYSTONE
epa05573752 A woman (L) stands next to what is left of a house in Les Cayes, Haiti, 06 October 2016, after Hurricane Matthew passed over the island. Civil Protection authorities raised the number of victims to 264 as a result of Hurricane Matthew that struck the impoverished country.  EPA/Orlando Barria
epa05573752 A woman (L) stands next to what is left of a house in Les Cayes, Haiti, 06 October 2016, after Hurricane Matthew passed over the island. Civil Protection authorities raised the number of victims to 264 as a result of Hurricane Matthew that struck the impoverished country. EPA/Orlando Barria ©KEYSTONE
epa05573751 Power lines are damaged in Bergeaud, Haiti, 06 October 2016, after Hurricane Matthew passed over the island. Civil Protection authorities raised the number of victims to 264 as a result of Hurricane Matthew that struck the impoverished country.  EPA/Orlando Barria
epa05573751 Power lines are damaged in Bergeaud, Haiti, 06 October 2016, after Hurricane Matthew passed over the island. Civil Protection authorities raised the number of victims to 264 as a result of Hurricane Matthew that struck the impoverished country. EPA/Orlando Barria ©KEYSTONE
Workers start before dawn removing umbrellas and the colorful rocking chairs that line the Cocoa Beach Pier, moving them to a safer location as Hurricane Matthew approaches, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
Workers start before dawn removing umbrellas and the colorful rocking chairs that line the Cocoa Beach Pier, moving them to a safer location as Hurricane Matthew approaches, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa05572074 A man walks by a closed business during preparations for the expected arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 05 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.  EPA/SEAN RAYFORD
epa05572074 A man walks by a closed business during preparations for the expected arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 05 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. EPA/SEAN RAYFORD ©KEYSTONE
Residents arrange clothes soaked by Hurricane Matthew on tombs at a cemetery in Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Residents arrange clothes soaked by Hurricane Matthew on tombs at a cemetery in Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05573241 Cubans pick up the pieces following the damage and havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, 6 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.  EPA/Alejandro Ernesto
epa05573241 Cubans pick up the pieces following the damage and havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, 6 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. EPA/Alejandro Ernesto ©KEYSTONE
Michael Blackman, left, and Sam Titus board up a bar a few blocks off the beach Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew continues to churn its way toward Florida's east coast. The bar is planning on staying open during Matthew. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Michael Blackman, left, and Sam Titus board up a bar a few blocks off the beach Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hurricane Matthew continues to churn its way toward Florida's east coast. The bar is planning on staying open during Matthew. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05572958 A handout satellite image made available on 06 October 2016 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on 05 October 2016 showing Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea, North of Cuba and towards the US mainland. Two million people in the path of the storm have been urged to evacuate the first major hurricane to threaten Florida in 11 years.  EPA/NOAA / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05572958 A handout satellite image made available on 06 October 2016 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on 05 October 2016 showing Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea, North of Cuba and towards the US mainland. Two million people in the path of the storm have been urged to evacuate the first major hurricane to threaten Florida in 11 years. EPA/NOAA / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
With a video of Hurricane Matthew in the background, President Barack Obama speaks during a briefing to update him on the hurricane during a visit to FEMA headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
With a video of Hurricane Matthew in the background, President Barack Obama speaks during a briefing to update him on the hurricane during a visit to FEMA headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epaselect epa05572083 A group of people try to cross the river La Digue, after the colapse of the only bridge that connects to the south after the passing of hurricane Matthew in the country, in Petit Goave, Haiti, 05 October 2016. The hurricane Matthew left at least nine dead on last 04 October. The impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which left at least nine dead and thousands displaced, mainly in southwestern communities, forced the electoral authorities to postpone Sunday's election.  EPA/Orlando Barria
epaselect epa05572083 A group of people try to cross the river La Digue, after the colapse of the only bridge that connects to the south after the passing of hurricane Matthew in the country, in Petit Goave, Haiti, 05 October 2016. The hurricane Matthew left at least nine dead on last 04 October. The impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which left at least nine dead and thousands displaced, mainly in southwestern communities, forced the electoral authorities to postpone Sunday's election. EPA/Orlando Barria ©KEYSTONE
epa05573052 Children stand outside their homes in Lakil de Leogane, Haiti, 05 March 2016. The impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where at least nine people died and thousands were displaced, also the damages caused by the powerful storm have not yet been quantified, due to difficulties in reaching the southern part of the country, which is isolated because of flooding and collapse of the main bridge to the city of Grand Goave.  EPA/BAHARE KHODABANDE
epa05573052 Children stand outside their homes in Lakil de Leogane, Haiti, 05 March 2016. The impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where at least nine people died and thousands were displaced, also the damages caused by the powerful storm have not yet been quantified, due to difficulties in reaching the southern part of the country, which is isolated because of flooding and collapse of the main bridge to the city of Grand Goave. EPA/BAHARE KHODABANDE ©KEYSTONE
A dog crosses a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)
A dog crosses a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
epa05572041 A group of people cross a flooded street after the passing of hurricane Matthew in the country, in Leogane , Haiti, 05 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew left at least nine dead, on 04 October.  EPA/Orlando Barria
epa05572041 A group of people cross a flooded street after the passing of hurricane Matthew in the country, in Leogane , Haiti, 05 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew left at least nine dead, on 04 October. EPA/Orlando Barria ©KEYSTONE
As a strong northeast wind blows, a front-end loader and a bulldozer work to build up the sand on Croatan Beach in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, ahead of Hurricane Matthew. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
As a strong northeast wind blows, a front-end loader and a bulldozer work to build up the sand on Croatan Beach in Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, ahead of Hurricane Matthew. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa05570851 A handout picture made available on 05 October 2016 by EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) shows an image of category 4 hurricane Matthew over Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica, captured by EUMETSAT's Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite at 15:52 UTC on 04 October 2016.  EPA/2016 EUMETSAT / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05570851 A handout picture made available on 05 October 2016 by EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) shows an image of category 4 hurricane Matthew over Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica, captured by EUMETSAT's Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite at 15:52 UTC on 04 October 2016. EPA/2016 EUMETSAT / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
People stand in a rubble filled street where a cargo container landed during the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.  The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People stand in a rubble filled street where a cargo container landed during the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A couple embrace in the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A couple embrace in the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A man takes pictures of the wreckage cause by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, and leaving hundreds of others damaged.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A man takes pictures of the wreckage cause by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, and leaving hundreds of others damaged.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A resident runs in as flooded street as Hurricane Matthew roars over Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The dangerous Category 4 storm blew ashore around dawn in Haiti. It unloaded heavy rain as it swirled on toward a lightly populated part of Cuba and the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A resident runs in as flooded street as Hurricane Matthew roars over Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The dangerous Category 4 storm blew ashore around dawn in Haiti. It unloaded heavy rain as it swirled on toward a lightly populated part of Cuba and the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Dimitri Pinckney installs hurricane shutters in advance of Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Hurricane Matthew is expected to affect the South Carolina coast by the weekend. Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that, unless the track of the storm changes, the state will issue an evacuation order Wednesday to help get 1 million people inland from the coast. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Dimitri Pinckney installs hurricane shutters in advance of Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Hurricane Matthew is expected to affect the South Carolina coast by the weekend. Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday that, unless the track of the storm changes, the state will issue an evacuation order Wednesday to help get 1 million people inland from the coast. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©KEYSTONE
Shoppers load up on supplies Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Publix Supermarket in Pompano Beach, Fla.  Water and other supplies were flying off the shelves in the tri-county area in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Shoppers load up on supplies Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Publix Supermarket in Pompano Beach, Fla. Water and other supplies were flying off the shelves in the tri-county area in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ©Sun Sentinel 2016
Jim Van Tiem walks out of The Dinghy as the popular restaurant is boarded up with a message to Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.  (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Jim Van Tiem walks out of The Dinghy as the popular restaurant is boarded up with a message to Hurricane Matthew on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ©KEYSTONE
epa05567849 A handout satellite image made avaialble on 03 October 2016 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on 02 October 2016 at 4:45 a.m. Eastern Time (0845 UTC) showing Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea, towards Jamaica, Haiti and eastern Cuba. According to media reports, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with Haiti.  EPA/NOAA / HANDOOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
epa05567849 A handout satellite image made avaialble on 03 October 2016 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on 02 October 2016 at 4:45 a.m. Eastern Time (0845 UTC) showing Hurricane Matthew's clear eye as the storm moved through the south central Caribbean Sea, towards Jamaica, Haiti and eastern Cuba. According to media reports, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with Haiti. EPA/NOAA / HANDOOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©KEYSTONE
Hurricane specialist Eric Blake monitors the path of Hurricane Matthew at the National Hurricane Center, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in Miami. Hurricane Matthew roared across the southwestern tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds Tuesday, uprooting trees and tearing roofs from homes in a largely rural corner of the impoverished country as the storm headed north toward Cuba and the east coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Hurricane specialist Eric Blake monitors the path of Hurricane Matthew at the National Hurricane Center, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in Miami. Hurricane Matthew roared across the southwestern tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds Tuesday, uprooting trees and tearing roofs from homes in a largely rural corner of the impoverished country as the storm headed north toward Cuba and the east coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A worker removes plywood from shop windows after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew was moving along the Windward Passage between Haiti and Jamaica, where it was dumping heavy rain that caused flooding. It was headed for southeastern Cuba and then the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A worker removes plywood from shop windows after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew was moving along the Windward Passage between Haiti and Jamaica, where it was dumping heavy rain that caused flooding. It was headed for southeastern Cuba and then the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Kerri Vittimberga, of Wilton Manors, buys a generator, tarps and gas cans at Lowe's in Oakland Park, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Vittimberga, originally from Boston, says this is her "first big storm" in the two years she has lived in Florida. Anxious Florida residents raided grocery store shelves and North Carolina called for the evacuation of three barrier islands as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a about decade, threatened to rake a large swath of the East Coast in the coming days. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Kerri Vittimberga, of Wilton Manors, buys a generator, tarps and gas cans at Lowe's in Oakland Park, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Vittimberga, originally from Boston, says this is her "first big storm" in the two years she has lived in Florida. Anxious Florida residents raided grocery store shelves and North Carolina called for the evacuation of three barrier islands as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a about decade, threatened to rake a large swath of the East Coast in the coming days. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ©KEYSTONE
epa05570253 A boy swim in flood water as Dominicans are affected by the floods of hurricane Matthew in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 04 October 2016. Three children and an adult died due to the landslides caused by the strong rains of the hurricane that forced the displacement of 18,545 people around the country, according to the Center of Emergency Operations.  EPA/RICHARD REED
epa05570253 A boy swim in flood water as Dominicans are affected by the floods of hurricane Matthew in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 04 October 2016. Three children and an adult died due to the landslides caused by the strong rains of the hurricane that forced the displacement of 18,545 people around the country, according to the Center of Emergency Operations. EPA/RICHARD REED ©KEYSTONE
Vehicles sit stranded in flood waters in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Vehicles sit stranded in flood waters in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Residents head to a shelter in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.  (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Residents head to a shelter in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
A couple of children use an old wooden box as a boat, at an area flooded by the rains of Hurricane Matthew, in the La Puya slum, on the south bank of the Ozama River in Santo Domingo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of the island of Hispaniola with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)
A couple of children use an old wooden box as a boat, at an area flooded by the rains of Hurricane Matthew, in the La Puya slum, on the south bank of the Ozama River in Santo Domingo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of the island of Hispaniola with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez) ©KEYSTONE
Cars drive along a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Cars drive along a street under heavy rain in downtown Kingston Jamaica, Sunday Oct. 2 , 2016. An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly over the Caribbean. It's following a track that authorities are warning could trigger devastation in parts of Haiti.(AP Photo/Collin Reid) ©Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.