Matthew was on track to rake Florida before spinning up the East Coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued a hurricane watch Tuesday for Florida for a 260-mile stretch from Golden Beach near Fort Lauderdale to the Daytona Beach area.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and South Carolina Gov. Niki Haley were urging people living in the path of the hurricane to evacuate.

Those who intended to stay spent the day stocking up on water, food, gasoline, keeping grocery and hardware stores busy.

– Associated Press

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