Hurricane Matthew has ravaged its way through Haiti, causing damage to the southwestern coast, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. There has been a reported death toll of at least seven people: one person in Columbia, four in the Dominican Republic, one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and one in Haiti.
A live stream of the hurricane is available to watch online that details current warnings, the location of the tropical storm and more. During a news conference Tuesday, interim Haitian President Jocelerme Privert told the media that the death toll may increase over time.
"We've already seen deaths. People who were out at sea. There are people who are missing. They are people who didn't respect the alerts. They've lost their lives," he stated.
Although the eye of the Category 4 hurricane has already passed through Haiti, there is still a threat for more damage following the massive landfall and heavy wind and rain. The Caribbean nation is still recovering from a 2010 magnitude 5 earthquake.
Hurricane Matthew is expected to bring between eight and 12 inches of rain to Cuba and up to 20 inches to isolated areas, NBC News reported Tuesday. The most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, Hurricane Matthew could make its way to the United States later on this week, putting the southeastern coast at risk. Anywhere between Florida up to North Carolina could be affected by the storm.
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for the Florida Keys and a hurricane watch for southeast Florida. There is a chance that mandatory evacuations can be put into place for Florida.
"The possibility exists for mandatory evacuations starting as early as late this evening in South Florida and definitely Wednesday for southern half of Florida on the East Coast," NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins said.
To keep up with the latest updates on Hurricane Matthew watch the live stream below.