Nicaragua evacuated thousands of people from the path of Tropical Storm Matthew as the Atlantic storm reached hurricane force Friday. Nicaraguan authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people following the tropical storm and hurricane warning issued by the government of Nicaragua on Friday, September 24, 2010. Tropical Storm Matthew is also making its way to Honduras and continues to threaten much of the Central American region, which is prone to disastrous flooding.
A severe storm swept across Haiti on Friday, September 24, 2010, ripping apart refugee camps set up in the wake of the January earthquake that destroyed much of the country’s capital. Port-au-Prince was worst hit by the severe local storm; The storm has killed 6 people and damaged approximately 2000 tents in the Port-au-Prince region.
According to the government of Vietnam, the tropical storm that hit the country has killed four people, injured twenty, and left ten others missing. Further, the tropical cyclone has damaged more than 4,000 houses and 62,000 acres (25,000 hectares) of rice fields.