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Airbnb Users Are Offering Free Rooms To Hurricane Matthew Evacuees

Hurricane Matthew, which hit Florida early Friday, has already affected thousands of people. The storm, with winds of 120 miles per hour, has killed at least 842 people in Haiti and has caused some 600,000 households in Florida to lose power, according to Reuters.

There have been no reports of significant damage or injuries in the U.S. thus far. (Reuters has reported one storm-related death in the U.S., of a woman who experienced cardiac arrest and died before emergency vehicles could reach her.) But Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that the storm is still very dangerous.

“The real danger still is storm surge, particularly in northern Florida and southern Georgia,” he told NBC. “These are very vulnerable areas. They’ve never seen this kind of damage potential since the late 1800s.”

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/10/07/airbnb-hurricane-matthew_n_12390854.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel