In the Caribbean victims of hurricane Matthew steel, at least 26 people, reports Reuters. At least 22 people were killed in Haiti, four in the Dominican Republic, recorded dead in Colombia, and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Haitian authorities made the decision because of the hurricane to postpone to a later period of General elections scheduled for 9 October.

Currently, the hurricane approaching the Bahamas, and also threatens several U.S. States, among them Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina. Earlier in these four States were declared a state of emergency.

About 2 million people in four us States Eastern coast of the United States received the recommendations of the authorities to evacuate at the approach of a hurricane, AP reported. Thus, the recommendation to evacuate was received by the inhabitants of the coastal areas of Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina.

In South Carolina, evacuated about 250 thousand people. The authorities hope that in the coming days this figure will reach 500 thousand, reports TASS.

In Florida advised to evacuate at least 1.5 million inhabitants. The Governor of the state Rick Scott has warned local residents that the impact of the disaster can be catastrophic. Florida state of readiness is given 6 thousand reservists of the National guard, local authorities are allowed discretion to temporarily close schools in the event of worsening weather conditions.

Because of the hurricane, many us airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines announced the cancellation or transfers its flights from airports in the South-Eastern United States, including in Florida. A total of almost 1.6 canceled thousands of flights. Most of the flights scheduled for October 6 and 7, cancelled at the international airport Miami (Florida), as well as in the air harbors in the cities of Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, located in the same state.

In the Caribbean, hurricane Matthew has claimed the lives of 26 people 06.10.2016

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