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The most powerful Atlantic hurricane in almost a decade, Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall today in the southwestern tip of Haiti. With 145-mph winds, Matthew, currently a Category 4 storm, roared through the Caribbean over the weekend and at one point reached maximum Category 5. Haiti should expect up to 25 inches of rain with some isolated pockets dropping 40 inches, which could lead to life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The powerful storm could brush Florida before the end of the week, but models may change with the storm veering off into the Atlantic.
While all eyes have been on the race for the top spot in the executive branch, the Supreme Court begins its 2016 term today with one open seat. After Antonin Scalia’s death and Senate republicans’ refusal to confirm President Obama’s nomination.The result of the presidential race, though, could bring about a historic shift in either direction, as three other justices are between 78 and 83 years old. If Clinton wins, the court could lean liberal for the first time since the Vietnam era, but if Trump wins, conservative control would likely persist.
A young woman is in serious condition after being hit by a train. The woman, 21, was airlifted to Harborview yesterday afternoon. The collision happened about 300 yards north of the 6th Street Viaduct. The circumstances surrounding what happened are unclear right now.
What sprained knee? Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes yesterday as the Seahawks beat the Jets 27-17.
Did you feel it? A small earthquake shook the ground near Maple Valley late yesterday morning. The 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit at about 11am. There were no reports of damage or injuries.