Hurricane Matthew strengthened overnight on its way to the heavily populated Atlantic coast. Here are the latest evacuation orders by state.
More than 1.5 million Floridians are currently in evacuation zones.
Palm Beach County: Voluntary evacuations have already started. Mandatory evacuations are beginning Thursday.
Broward County: Voluntary evacuations for mobile homes and low lying areas have begun.
St. Johns County: Mandatory evacuations begin at 6 a.m. Thursday for barrier islands and low lying areas.
Duval County: Voluntary evacuations have started for Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach.
Brevard County: Mandatory evacuations for barrier islands.
St. Lucie County: Voluntary evacuations have already started. Mandatory evacuations will begin Thursday.
Flagler County: Voluntary evacuations have already started.
Indian River County: Voluntary evacuations have started for barrier islands. Mandatory evacuations begin Thursday for barrier islands, mobile and manufactured homes and low lying areas.
Martin County: Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Sewall’s Point, Hutchinson Island, Jupiter Island and mobile homes.
Miami-Dade County: Voluntary evacuations are in effect for mobile homes.
Nassau County: Mandatory evacuations begin at 6 a.m. Thursday for beaches and coastal areas.
Volusia County: Voluntary evacuations of barrier islands Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations begin Thursday.
In all, some 50,000 Georgians have been ordered or urged to leave their homes.
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for six coastal countieseast of I-95: Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden.
Charleston and Beaufort counties: Began evacuating Wednesday.
Officials anticipate evacuating Horry and Georgetown counties starting at noon Thursday.
Phased evacuation of Ocracoke Island ongoing. Hyde County issued a mandatory evacuation order for island visitors beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday, to be followed by a mandatory evacuation for all residents at 5 a.m. Thursday.
The University of North Carolina-Wilmington has also ordered students to evacuate no later than noon Thursday.
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