Evacuations underway as Hurricane Matthew nears

nc_matthew161005_1500x845(NBC News) — Hurricane Matthew, the strongest Atlantic hurricane in nearly a decade, is inching closer toward the United States after delivering a devastating blow to Haiti.

The storm is already being blamed for eleven deaths in the Caribbean.

In Florida, Governor Rick Scott has ordered people to evacuate barrier islands and low lying areas.

In South Carolina, bumper to bumper traffic lines the interstate out of Charleston and surrounding areas, with the rush on supplies and gasoline serving as an indication those in the strike zone are heeding the warnings.

Following the governor’s order Tuesday, more than a quarter million people have been told to leave immediately, with the rest of the state’s coastline now on notice to evacuate Thursday.

Hundreds of buses are being moved in to assist.

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