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Millions flee 3 US cities as Hurricane Mathew approaches




There are chaotic scenes in three American cities as millions of resident’s heeded warnings to flee inland as the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade slammed into the Bahamas early on Thursday, intensifying as it barreled towards the southeast US coast.

Reports say roadways in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were jammed and gas stations and food stores ran out of supplies as Hurricane Matthew approached.

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The Hurricane is now packing storm surges, heavy rain and sustained winds that accelerated overnight to around 125 miles (205 km) per hour.

Matthew, which killed at least 26 people and damaged swathes of homes in southern Haiti, was predicted to strengthen from a Category 3 to 4 storms en route to eastern Florida.

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