Hurricane “Matthew” in the Caribbean sea on Friday evening reached the highest, the fifth category of danger, according to the national center for monitoring hurricanes in the USA.
The wind speed within the hurricane is 260 miles per hour with gusts up to 320 kilometers per hour, it threatens Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and parts of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela. Now it is about 120 kilometers from the coast of Colombia and 710 miles from Jamaica. “Matthew” has become the most powerful hurricane this season in the Caribbean and the first hurricane of such force since 2007, experts say meteorologists.
In Colombia is already one person died from torrential rains caused by the elements, he was carried away by the flow of water. In a country marked by floods and destruction in connection with the passage of the disaster. Anxiety in the face of “Matthew” also announced to the government of Panama.
The storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category on the Saffir-Simpson that evaluates the potential damage from the elements, the wind speed must exceed 120 kilometers per hour. When the category five storm wind speed reaches 250 kilometers per hour, which can lead to catastrophic consequences.