Hurricane Matthew is moving slowly northward as a strong and extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, packing 130-mph winds as it moves across the Caribbean Sea, about 220 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and 280 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is less than 24 hours from unleashing a potentially catastrophic storm on Haiti and parts of Jamaica, eastern Cuba and the Bahamas before making its way to the U.S. East Coast this weekend and is expected to dump 15-25 inches of rain on southern Haiti and southwestern Dominican Republic and up to 40 inches in Eastern Cuba.

Much of Haiti’s infrastructure remains weak after the 2010 earthquake and a post-quake cholera outbreak so Hurricane Matthew could be especially devastating for the island nation.

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