Hurricane Matthew is seen in the Caribbean Oct. 2 in this handout satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Category 4 storm was on course to hit Haiti late Oct. 3. (CNS/NOAA via EPA)
With slow-moving Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, aid organizations prepared to respond to emergency needs from flooding, winds and landslides.
Forecasters said up to 30 inches of rain were expected in some regions of Haiti, with devastating winds affecting much of the central Caribbean region.
Donations are being sought to meet emergency and long-term responses to the storm.
Among those accepting cash donations are Catholic Relief Services. Donations can be made online; via mail to P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297-0303 and indicate Hurricane Matthew in the memo; or call toll-free 877-435-7277 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time.
Catholic News Service will list other agencies accepting donations for hurricane response as they are received.
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