Hurricane Matthew poses serious threat to The Bahamas and southeastern United States

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 128 km E of Nago, Japan

    8 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    13 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Aegean Sea

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Reykjanes Ridge

    26 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    32 minutes ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    31 minutes ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    31 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Snowfall - W of Berens River, Manitoba, Canada

    31 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Geraldton, Ontario, Canada

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    42 minutes ago WARNING

  • High Wind - E of Montreal, Québec, Canada

    47 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Reykjanes Ridge

    54 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    54 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Upper Midwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tonga

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pavlof, United States

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Snowfall - Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - N of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 47 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - south of the Kermadec Islands

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Severe Weather - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Rainfall - Quebec, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Blizzard - Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - NE of Kuujjuarapik, Québec, Canada

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Landslides - Cameroon

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orange Basin, E of Fish River, Botswana and South Africa

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tarakan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Remanso, Bahia, Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Derby, Western Australia, Australia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Thailand

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous, China

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Southern Italy

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 106 km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Trinidad and Tobago

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hanjiang Xixi Basin, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kuantan Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Cuyuni Basin, S of Cuyuni River, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, Paraguay and Cuiaba Rivers, Brazil and Bolivia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Karachi, Baluchistan and Sind, Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Medan, Aceh and Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Cholera - Haiti

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Pannawonica, Western Australia, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, SE of Irrawaddy River, India and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Aral Sea Basin, Southern Asia and Central Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, Hebei, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Atrek Basin, Western Asia, Southern Asia and Caspian Sea

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Quelimane, Nampula and Zambezia, Mozambique

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Oum Hadjer, Batha, Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Changuinola Basin, Costa Rica and Panama

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Limbe, Sud-Ouest, Cameroon

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Puelo Basin, Puelo and Manso Rivers, Argentina and Chile

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - United Kingdom

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Italy

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 274 km SSW of Lajes das Flores, Portugal

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - NW of Kerema, Gulf, Papua New Guinea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tillaberi, Tillabéry, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Eyl, Nugaal, Somalia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Antsiranana, Antsiranana, Mahajanga and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - New Amsterdam, Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Abadan, Khuzestan, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, Yangtze and Xiang Jiang Rivers, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Edirne, Edirne, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Korla, Xinjiang Uygur, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - South Island, New Zealand

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Alaid, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Santa Maria, Guatemala

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Merapi, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drinking Water - NW of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

    1 week ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

October 5, 2016

After impacting Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba on Tuesday, Category 3 Hurricane Matthew is re-organizing and strengthening over the warm waters of The Bahamas. According to the most recent advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC Advisory # 31), the Caribbean’s worst storm in nearly a decade is about 205 miles from Nassau, The Bahamas, and traveling northwest at 12 miles per hour with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

Matthew will continue to move northwest through the Bahamas today and into Thursday. Significant damage due to storm surge, extreme winds, and heavy rains are likely in hurricane warning areas, with the strongest winds predicted to effect the most populous island of New Providence on Thursday morning. Between 8 and 12 inches of rain are expected with up to 15 inches possible in isolated areas.

After passing through The Bahamas, Matthew is forecast to track northward very near or over the east coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina toward the end of this week or over the weekend. It is difficult to predict impact areas for storms paralleling a coastline, but storm surge of at least three feet is likely for parts of Florida and Georgia.

Tropical storm force winds are also highly likely for portions of the east coast of Florida.

PDC continues to closely monitor Hurricane Matthew as it impacts The Bahamas and approaches the United States, and the Center will provide decision support and situational awareness products for the duration of the event. If you are an emergency manager or humanitarian assistance practitioner and would like access to PDC’s Emergency Operations (EMOPS) platform, click here for more information.

For more information, visit PDC’s 2016 Tropical Cyclone Matthew event page.

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