After Haiti got hit bad, Cuba got a taste of it, the Bahamas is getting ready for Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade. The storm was heading towards the peaceful tourism islands at Bahamas on Wednesday after it flooded streets, flattened homes and left a trail of destruction in Haiti.
Matthew hit Haiti with 140 mph after7 a.m. (8 a.m. ET) Tuesday. With communications down across much of the island. Haiti civil defense officials said many homes had been destroyed or damaged in the south.
Matthew brushed past the eastern tip of Cuba at about 8 p.m. ET, almost 53 years to the day after Hurricane Flora killed 2,000 Cubans on Oct. 3, 1953. Landfall in Cuba came at Juaco in a remote, sparsely populated part of the island, and preliminary reports indicated that the soaking rains and driving winds caused relatively little damage.