Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti as Florida braces for storm's arrival



    Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti as Florida braces for storm's arrival

    Oct.6, Port-au-Prince: Rescue workers in Haiti are struggling to reach parts of the country cut off by the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade.

    The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has forced Haiti's presidential election this weekend to be postponed, officials say. Thousands have been displaced and at least 10 people have died.

    The US states of Florida and South Carolina are bracing for the storm, which is nearing the Bahamas.

    All air and sea traffic has been halted on the islands and people have been urged to move to higher ground.

    Matthew battered a remote area of Haiti - one of the world's poorest countries, with many residents living in flimsy housing in flood-prone areas - with winds of up to 230km/h (145mph) on Tuesday.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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