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Worry for some Jamaican hotel workers in South Carolina #HurricaneMatthew

Published:Friday | October 7, 2016 | 10:16 PM
Families, with their bags packed, arrive to be checked into the shelter at North Charleston High School in North Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday.

Hurricane Matthew continues to roar along the eastern Coast of the United States leaving at least one death and a trail of damage and destruction as it heads north.

The eyewall continues to brush parts of Florida's northeast coast with high winds and storm surge flooding, as it heads into Georgia and South Carolina.

Meanwhile, there is worry that many Jamaican hotel workers remain in the direct path of the storm in South Carolina.

One of the Jamaican workers Jason White is among those who have moved out, but he says many others remained in their apartments after being forced to leave shelters already packed to capacity.

The Labour Ministry had said Jamaican hotel workers in Florida, North and South Carolina were transported to shelters and, in some cases hotels.

The Labour Ministry said some workers elected to stay at their apartments or with family and friends.