Matthew upgraded to Category 1 hurricane

September 29, 2016
In this file photo ferocious waves crash against this abandoned house in Carribbean Terrace in St Andrew when Jamaica was hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Matthew has gained strength and has been upgraded to a hurricane, making it the fifth hurricane for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.

As of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm was located 190 miles northeast of Curacao and was moving to the west at 17 mph. It had sustained winds of 75 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

It now poses danger to Jamaica, parts of Hispañola, eastern Cuba, and the Bahamas. It is believed that Jamaica will be impacted by the hurricane by 8 a.m. on Monday. 

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