The unprecedented South Caribbean Hurricane remains on path for a direct hit with Kingston in the next 48 hours in what would be Jamaica’s worst natural disaster in history before menacing the East Coast of the United States. Matthew continues to intensify in the Southern Caribbean with the 8pm EDT advisory showing the storm with winds of 150 MPH and pressure at 940 millibars (MB). The system is nearly stationary near a critical turning point adding tremendous unpredictability to its path. Everyone in the storm’s potential path are advised to prepare with Hurricane warnings issued for Haiti and Jamaica.
Hurricane Matthew’s path is further uncertain due to mechanical issues of the US Air Force Hurricane Hunters reconnaissance aircraft preventing a full update during the 8pm EDT advisory. Additionally, the National Hurricane Center’s satellite and radar systems over the Caribbean are suffering technical issues and have been down for nearly one hour. Despite this lag, those in the Caribbean should prepare. READ MORE