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Matthew intensifies into category 4 hurricane en route to Florida - NHC
October 6, 2016 / 3:11 PM / a year ago

Matthew intensifies into category 4 hurricane en route to Florida - NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Matthew has strengthened into a category 4 storm as it barrels towards Florida, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Thursday.

The hurricane, now located about 180 miles (290 km) southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hours (220 km/h), could strengthen further and remain a category 4 hurricane as it approached the Florida coast, the agency said.

Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru

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