Hurricane Matthew has left at least 108 people dead in Haiti, the country’s embassy announced on Thursday while suggesting the death toll could rise because some inaccessible areas have not yet been accounted for. In addition, four people were also killed in the Dominican Republic and one each in Colombia and in the island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The storm is currently in the Bahamas, where forecasters warned of “devastating impacts” from rain, wind and floods.
The storm is currently a catastrophic Category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, according to a 2 p.m. ET update from the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Matthew was about 65 miles south-southeast of Freeport,the main city on Grand Bahama island. The storm also heavily impacted the capital Nassau on New Providence island — home to about 70 percent of the country’s 250,000 residents. READ MORE