Mass evacuations are underway as Atlantic coast residents in the path of Hurricane Matthew head inland. The hurricane, currently a Category 4, is on track to be the strongest to hit the coast of Florida in years.
Local and national news sources are urging everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew to evacuate, but some have chosen to stay put despite the fact that nearly 300 people died when Matthew hit Haiti earlier today.
For Fox News’ Shepard Smith, who spent 11 years in Florida, the decision to ride out the storm is a bad one. Smith made his feelings known during a Thursday night broadcast as he tried to convey the seriousness of the storm to his viewers. The video of Shepard Smith’s broadcast is going viral because of his brutal choice of words for those who choose not to evacuate.
“This moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead,” Smith warned. “All of you…and your kids die, too.”
Earlier in the day, Smith addressed a caller who refused to leave saying “Do you expect us to cover your funeral?”
Watch Shepard Smith speak to those in the path of Hurricane Matthew in the videos below.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. Stay safe!