Hurricane Matthew lashed the Florida coastline Friday morning leaving more than 400,000 homes and businesses without power, as the Category 3 storm threatened to unleash winds of 120 mph and punishing storm surge. The most powerful storm in more than a decade to threaten the U.S. has already forced some two million people across the

Southeast to evacuate and left a path of destruction in its wake, killing more than 280 across the Caribbean. “This storm’s a monster,” Gov. Rick Scott warned as it started lashing the state with periodic heavy rains and squalls. He added: “I’m going to pray for everybody’s safety.” READ MORE