As Hurricane Matthew churns through the Greater Antilles, authorities in several Southeastern states are preparing for the worst, and one state is getting ready to evacuate the coast. Emergencies have been declared in three states – all of Florida and South Carolina, as well as eastern and central North Carolina and southeastern Georgia. In all four states, the decision was made because governors wanted to make resources available for what’s quickly becoming a large-scale

preparation. “Matthew could pass near or just off the Southeast coast late this week into the weekend. Even if the center of the hurricane does stay offshore, we would still have the potential for coastal flooding, beach erosion, battering surf, rain and gusty winds,” said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. “The magnitude of any of those impacts will depend on Matthew’s track and intensity at that time.” READ MORE