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It’s looking less likely that Hurricane Matthew will hit NYC

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Rebecca Fontana

Sorry for making you nervous, New Yorkers. Though last week it looked like Hurricane Matthew could possibly hit NYC, it’s decided to take a different path.

The National Weather Service issued a statement today saying that the storm, which has been downgraded from a Category Four to a Category Three hurricane, will actually remain south of Virginia. New York may see rough waters and rip tides, though, just like when Hurricane Hermine barely grazed us last month.

However, that’s where the good news ends. Even though it’s skipping NYC, it’s still the most powerful Atlantic storm in nearly a decade. The hurricane has already destroyed a big chunk of the Caribbean islands, especially Haiti. In addition, Florida is on high alert, and this afternoon North Carolina began evacuations of cities on the coast.  See the full forecast from the National Hurricane Center here.

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