Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast. Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. The Flooding, high winds, and serious rainfall have killed over 280 people in Haiti, and one in Florida.
600,000 residences and businesses in Florida have lost power. Intense traffic has been reported across evacuation areas, limiting access to ports and airports.
Monday 10/10 Updates:
Matthew is no longer a hurricane, but continues to wreak havoc along the eastern seaboard. Eastern North Carolina is experiencing heavy flooding, and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power.
Officials in Virginia Beach, VA have declared a state of emergency during the storm. Matthew is due to dissipate into the Atlantic within the next 48 hours.
Expect delays of goods coming into these ports over the next few days. Gulf Coast ports are some of the largest importers of frozen meats and produce in the USA. Impacts to ports like Charleston may result in spoilage of certain grocery products.
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