Hurricane Matthew smashes into Haiti with 145 mile-per-hour winds as it heads for Florida where a hurricane watch has been issued. The Category 4 hurricane hit land at about 7 a.m. local time over Les Anglais, on the southwestern side of the country. It pummeled Haiti with storm surges, dangerous amounts of rain and sustained winds of 145 miles-per-hour. Streets are flooded and buildings are under water. No word yet on how many people have been hurt or killed by the hurricane.
The last time a Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Haiti was in 1964 with Hurricane Cleo. The hurricane is expected to head north, putting Jamaica on high alert. Then it will skirt Eastern Cuba and the Bahamas before it heads northwest on Wednesday, when it could impact the U.S. East Coast.