Six things to know – 10/7/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Hurricane Matthew is causing devastation as it moves up the Florida coast line. More than 300,000 are without power this morning. Right now, Matthew is a category three storm and its strongest winds up to 129 miles an hour.

People in Haiti are recovering this morning after Hurricane Matthew tore through the area Thursday. The number of dead stands at 283 but that number could rise today. Matthew is the first category four storm to hit Haiti in more than half a century.

One of the first things needed after a storm like Hurricane Matthew is blood. You can help by rolling up your sleeve. The American Red Cross will be at Paducah’s Halloween Express today. You can give blood between 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. An appointment is not necessary.

Investigators are analyzing a piece of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s wing. The debris was found back in May but this week investigators learned it officially belongs to Flight 370. That plane vanished with 239 people on-board in March of 2014.

The Philippine defense chief says he has informed the U.S. military that plans for joint patrols and naval exercises with the Americans in the disputed South China Sea have been put on hold as the country’s new president desires. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to halt 28 Philippine military exercises with U.S. forces carried out each year.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is the winner of this yea’s Nobel Peace Prize. Santos was awarded for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50 year long civil war to an end.

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