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Streets, Homes Flooded in Jamaica ahead of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew

Streets Flooding in Jamaica ahead of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew
Photo by @EvonBenjamin

A massive band of rain and lightning rolled into Kingston, leaving some streets in Kingston flooded. Watch video below.

Matthew is still a dangerous Category 4 Hurricane located 265 miles South-South-East of Kingston, Jamaica, moving North West at 5 mph towards the island at the moment with 145 mph (230 km/h) winds with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts more tropical storm conditions in Jamaica Sunday night and into early Monday. The ministry of education said all schools will be closed Monday. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane into Tuesday.

However, a turn toward the north-northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the north on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti on Monday.

After just 20 minutes of rain, sections of Kingston was flooded: Three Miles.

Flooded roads and communities in Kingston

Houses in Portmore, a large coastal city in southern Jamaica in St Catherine, flooded

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Dark clouds rolling in over Long Mountain in the Corporate Area via Instagram/wallykin
Dark clouds rolling in over Long Mountain St. Andrew via Instagram/wallykin