Weakening but still powerful Matthew plows up Atlantic coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Hurricane Matthew is making itself felt in South Carolina. Where hurricane-force winds are moving onshore at Hilton Head and Pritchards Island. It could also scrape North Carolina.

Some of the South’s most historic cities face the weakening but still powerful Hurricane Matthew as it plows north along the Atlantic coast, flooding towns and gouging out roads in its path.

The storm killed at least four people in Florida and knocked out power to more than 1 million homes and businesses, even though its strongest winds stayed just offshore.

The National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 hurricane will near North Carolina’s southern coast by tonight.

Matthew left at least 300 people dead in Haiti.

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