The eye of Hurricane Matthew made landfall near the eastern tip of Cuba on Tuesday night, the US-based National Hurricane Center said. Matthew continues to be a powerful, Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. Matthew will move across Cuba on Tuesday night and pass over the southeastern Bahamas overnight. Hurricane Matthew pounded western Haiti Tuesday,

packing powerful winds and heavy rain as it crossed the country. “The river has overflowed all around us,” church pastor Louis St. Germain said. “It’s terrible… a total disaster.” St. Germain, who spoke to CNN on the phone from Les Cayes, Haiti, said the storm sheared a wall off of his house and tore roofs off many buildings in the area. And in a significant setback for emergency responders and aid relief efforts, the bridge that connected Port-au-Prince with southern Haiti collapsed Tuesday. READ MORE