Rare Late-November Hurricane Forms in Caribbean

Nov 23, 2016

A rare late November Hurricane has formed in the southwest Caribbean just eight days before the end of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm Tuesday afternoon and found maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and a well defined eye. Otto is now the latest hurricane on record to form in the Caribbean Sea.

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Gov. Rick Scott put more than 1.5 million people under evacuation orders on the east coast Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Many of them headed to Southwest Florida. Here's their story:  

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state could be facing its "biggest evacuation ever" because Hurricane Matthew is threatening almost the entire Atlantic coast of Florida.

Calling Hurricane Matthew’s 115 mile-per-hour punch potentially “catastrophic,” Governor Rick Scott is urging Florida’s east coast residents to prepare for landfall in the next 24 hours.


Hurricane Matthew has strengthened overnight, and is now forecast to have winds up to 145 mph as it approaches the Treasure Coast overnight. Those in the warned areas should complete their preparations by mid-afternoon today. As of the 5 am advisory, Matthew had winds of 125 mph and moving northwest at 12 mph.