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#MappingMATTHEW: Dangerous hurricane now at category five

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 11:00 PM
This screen grab from www.weather.com shows the projected path of Hurricane Matthew, now a category five storm.

Hurricane Matthew has now strengthened to catastrophic category five storm and continues to strengthen as it heads towards Jamaica.

This is the first category five  hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007.

In 24 hours, Matthew has moved from a Tropical Storm to the fifth hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane.

The storm poses a danger to Jamaica, parts of Hispaniola, eastern Cuba and The Bahamas.

Jamaica is now under hurricane watch.

On the forecast track, tropical storm force winds may begin late Sunday and the hurricane could pass Sunday night into Monday.