October 7th, 2016: With a death toll of over 1,600 people and a damage of $ 10.5 billion, Hurricane Matthew was the strongest storm since Hurricane Felix in 2007. The hurricane reached category 5 hurricane status i.e. the winds exceeding 252 km/h. Western Atlantic, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Lucayan Archipelago, Southeast US and Canadian Maritimes were affected heavily due to the hurricane followed by a flood in North Carolina.
Hurricane Matthew reached US waters Friday, it left behind a humanitarian crisis in Haiti and destruction in the Bahamas and Cuba.