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2 January 2016: Syracuse Forward Tyler Roberson (21) puts up a basket in the first half despite the efforts of Miami Guard Angel Rodriguez (13) as the University of Miami Hurricanes defeated the Syracuse University Orange, 64-51, at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire)


This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Sandy, at 10:03 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012


East Coast Military Bases Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center in Miami, Hurricane Matthew is centered about 30 nautical miles south of Tiburon, Haiti, and about 78 nautical miles south of the eastern tip of Cuba, moving north at more than 10 miles an hour. The storm’s maximum sustained winds have been measured at 145 miles an hour, NOAA says. The eye of Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit far-eastern Cuba later Oct. 4, NHC forecasters say.


Hurricane specialist Eric Blake monitors the path of Hurricane Matthew at the National Hurricane Center, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in Miami. Hurricane Matthew roared across the southwestern tip of Haiti with 145 mph winds Tuesday, uprooting trees and tearing roofs from homes in a largely rural corner of the impoverished country as the storm headed north toward Cuba and the east coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI — Forecasters in Miami say Matthew has strengthened into a major Category 3 hurricane in the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center says Matthew now has top sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) and is now centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) northeast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. It says the storm as of 11 a.m. EDT Friday was centered about 495 miles (800 kilometers) southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and moving west-southwest at 12 mph (19 kph).