satellite image of Hurriance Matthew & to its right, Hurricane Nicole
destruction from Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Florida
Hurricane Matthew has been classified an a hurricane since September 29, only to strike disaster this week. Hurricane Matthew has traveled a path of destruction in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, and is now headed to Florida. In Haiti, Hurricane Matthew striked on Tuesday. Hurricane Matthew was seen as category four, with winds of 145 mph. The aftermath of the hurricane has reported over one hundred dead. Homes and communities were destroyed. Over one million people have been affected by the storm in Haiti alone, In the Bahamas and Dominican Republic, the hurricane was a category four when causing few deaths (less than a dozen) in Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. The hurricane also caused great damage in these countries. Once passing through these islands, Matthew is headed to the coast of Florida, which was been ordered to be evacuated by governor of Florida. Florida is expected to be hit by Hurricane Matthew soon. The article shows importance as one effect of global warming is more severe natural disasters. As global warming causes water levels to rise, the temperature of water also rises. Hurricanes are able to grow with warmer water, so this can lead to more severe hurricanes as time continues. Lastly, Hurricane Matthew should be brought in attention as it is a category three/four hurricane and alongside Hurricane Matthew is Hurricane Nicole, in which both can influence one another to become more powerful.