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How to Find Out if Your Area Is Being Evacuated for Hurricane Matthew

The storm is approaching the U.S. coast

Government officials are urging more than 2 million people to evacuate their homes as Hurricane Matthew approaches the U.S. coast from the Caribbean.

Forecasters warned that the storm could bring 10 inches of rain and raise sea level 9 feet above normal due to storm surge. Those who stay behind are putting their lives in danger, officials said.

Evacuations so far have included areas in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. Here are state-by-state sources to help you determine whether you should evacuate.

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management

Office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

South Carolina Emergency Management Division


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