Caribbean

Downgraded to tropical storm, Matthew heads out to sea off the US

Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded by the US National Hurricane Centre to a tropical storm and was beginning to turn out to sea Sunday after thrashing parts of the south-eastern US coast.

Hurricane Matthew weakens, still a threat as it moves up US coast

Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in the south-east US state of South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Centre, reporting maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and and expecting serious...

Hurricane Matthew crawls up Florida coast, as 600,000 lose power

Hurricane Matthew continued to batter the east coast of the US state of Florida with its eye just kilometres offshore, as some 600,000 homes in the state were left without power.

Hurricane Matthew bears down on US; at least 283 killed in Haiti

Millions of Americans evacuated coastal areas of three states in the south-eastern United States ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew on Friday, a powerful storm that ravaged the Caribbean...

"This storm will kill you": Matthew strengthens en route to Florida

Millions of Americans evacuated coastal areas of three states in the south-eastern United States on Thursday ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, a powerful storm that ravaged the Caribbean...

"Devastating" Hurricane Matthew on course for Bahamas and US

A slightly weakened Hurricane Matthew continued its march Wednesday towards the Bahamas and the south-east United States after pummelling eastern Cuba as well as Haiti, which was forced to...

Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti as it charts course toward Cuba

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, unleashing life-threatening winds and torrential downpours on the poorest nation in the Americas...

Evacuations in Jamaica and Haiti as Hurricane Matthew looms

Evacuations were under way across parts of the Caribbean on Sunday as Hurricane Matthew made its way toward land, bringing fierce winds and life-threatening rainfall.

Hurricane Matthew barrels across Caribbean toward Jamaica

A powerful Category 4 hurricane was threatening lives and properties across a large swathe of the Caribbean as it slowly moved westward toward Jamaica on Saturday.