After killing it's way past Haiti, the warm waters have reenergized this monster storm into a category 4. This storm is really dangerous because slower moving storms means the buildings have to endure storm surges and winds longer. If you know anyone dumb enough to stay, you should get them to leave.
Hurricane Matthew Approaches Florida; Governor Urges 1.5 Million to Flee. Taking aim at Central Florida’s Atlantic coast, Hurricane Matthew intensified Thursday into a Category 4 storm with winds of at least 140 miles per hour and strengthening. The storm was blamed for the deaths of more than 280 people in Haiti.
“Extremely dangerous, life-threatening weather conditions are forecast in the next 24 hours,” the National Weather Service warned Thursday afternoon. “Airborne debris lofted by extreme winds will be capable of breaching structures, unprotected windows and vehicles.” “You need to leave. Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.”“This storm will kill you. Time is running out.”
*Climate Change probably causes more devastating storms but the data is not straightforward. "The issue might appear to be simple: Warmer oceans provide more energy for storms, so storms should get more numerous and mighty. But other factors have complicated the picture, he said, including atmospheric changes that can affect wind shear, a factor that keeps cyclones from forming."