Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Hurricane conditions were expected in parts of Florida late on Thursday or early on Friday and a dangerous storm surge was expected to reach up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) along the Florida coast, Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the Miami-based NHC, said on CNN. "What we know is that most of the lives lost in hurricanes is due to storm surge," he said.
Image Caption: A family heads to a shelter in Leogane, Haiti. Hurricane Matthew mashed concrete walls, flattened palm trees and tore off roofs, forcing thousands of Haitians to flee. Two days later, authorities and aid workers were just beginning to get a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP)