Hurricane Matthew on its way to Bahamas, Florida

Hurricane Matthew on its way to Bahamas, Florida

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is battering Haiti, with 230km/h winds, powerful storm surges and driving rain.

It's the most powerful storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade, and next in the firing line are Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida.

US correspondent Patrice Howard spoke to Paul Henry about this and the Vice-Presidential debate tonight.