port - Hurricane Matthew has declined in strength and now attracts along the US state of Florida. The number of victims in the hard-hit Haiti meanwhile continues to rise. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available 750,000 euro in humanitarian aid for the Caribbean country and aid organization Cordaid 50,000.
Matthew Friday reached wind speeds of up to 195 kilometers per hour (category 3). When the hurricane struck Haiti Thursday, he did so with speeds up to 230 kilometers per hour (category 4). The storm is moving at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour along the east coast of Florida in the northwest. Despite the slightly decreased wind speed, the damage caused by the storm in the southeastern coastal states are expected to be significant.
In the Caribbean are about 340 deaths, mostly in Haiti. In which country is the huge damage. Main roads are impassable, bridges destroyed and broken mobile networks. Hundreds of thousands need immediate assistance. There is lack of food, water and sanitation. The disaster team of the United Nations has been active in the country.
Public life on the east coast of Florida on Friday will partly lie still because of the passage of the hurricane. Walt Disney World Friday remains closed all day. The Universal Orlando and SeaWorld parks do not open. Airlines have canceled flights in 2500.
A successor to Matthew already hangs in the air: Nicole, a tropical hurricane, still in the first category.