Hurricane Matthew– a Category 4 storm– made landfall in western Haiti on Tuesday with wind speeds reaching 140 mph as small towns and villages in the hemisphere’s poorest country braced for life-threatening winds, rains and storm surge.The storm — at one point the most powerful hurricane in the region in nearly a decade — dumped heavy rain as it swirled on toward Cuba and the Bahamas. Forecasters said it could hit Florida toward the end of the week and push its way up the East Coast over the weekend.The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued a hurricane watch for a 230-mile stretch from Deerfield Beach near Fort Lauderdale to the Daytona Beach area, meaning hurricane force winds of 74 mph or higher could occur within two days.

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