Hurricane Matthew became more powerful after string to Caribbean islands
Resident in the Dutch Caribbean islands has stiffen their homes with additional material and stocked up with emergency supplies on Thursday, as powerful Hurricane Matthew took a unexpected turn in through the southern Caribbean ahead to the north.
Matthew was moving forward to the north of island of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba during Friday night, it was predicted that it will move towards Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti late in the weekend.
Aruba was hit by some rainfall and sea outburst that covered the road surface on the northwest side of the island by late Thursday. In Curacao, it’s seen that some road comes under water and little rail has been recorded on Bonaire but no any news of evacuation.
The “ABC islands” of the Dutch Caribbean, which were supervise and now it is out of danger from tropical storms. Matthew’s moving toward impelled long lines at gas stations and supermarkets.
On Friday government offices would be closed and Curacao’s parliamentary elections have been postponed until next week, authorities in Aruba said.
The Colombian government also kept a tropical storm watch on coast from Riohach to the Venezuelan border.
On Wednesday, Matthew overtook the eastern Caribbean, resulted a death of one. Officials in St. Vincent said a 16-year-old boy killed by rock as he was trying to clear a blocked drain.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, storm was to maximum speed that is 80 mph (130 kph) and was centered 125 miles (200 kilometers) to the north of Curacao at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT). It was traveling westward at 14 mph (22 kph).
Hurricane- force expands for 45 miles (75 kilometers) and tropical storm-force moving to 185 miles (295 kilometers).