Hurricane Matthew is blamed for the deaths of four people in Florida, according to reports.
Two people died on Wednesday in St. Lucie County when emergency services couldn’t reach them due to Matthew’s high winds, ABC7 Los Angeles reported. One of the deceased was a woman in her late 50s who died from cardiac arrest. EMS was unable to get to her location safely and she died before the crews reached her.
The second victim, an 82-year-old man with difficulty breathing, died later that evening in the hospital. "When it was deemed safe for emergency vehicles to travel it was reported to first responders that the patient had been taken to the hospital," officials said, ABC7 reported.