According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami early Friday, Matthew was about 125 kilometers (80 miles) of the Nicaraguan-Honduran boundary when it landed. It has a maximum of 85 kilometers per hour (50 meters per hour) sustained winds.
Matthew was last located 390 kilometers ( 240 miles) in the eastern part of Puerto Cabezas and moving westward near 26 kph ( 16 mph).
The tropical storm could bring fifteen to twenty-five centimeters (6 to 10 inches) of rain to Honduras and Nicaragua and has a possibility of becoming a hurricane later on. Despite the fact that they have moderate winds, flights in the area were suspended because of limited visibility, the military stated. Nicaragua and Honduras has evacuated thousands of people from the course of the Tropical Storm.
Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan President, ordered the precautionary measures. Lt. Col. Freddy informed The Associated Press via telephone, that “all emergency structures are on alert,” and “we have evacuated people from the region of Cabo Gracias a Dios and the Miskito Cays.”
While the Honduras government declared a state of preventive watch all over the country. Marlon Pascua, defense minister, said that military is ready to help.
In El Salvador, civil defense officers are taking precautionary actions, which include postponing classes in disaster-prone areas.
In the mean time, Lisa the 7th hurricane of the season is drifting slowly northwest with a maximum of 75 kilometers per hour (45 meters per hour) over the Atlantic.