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A employee at the BiLo grocery store, moves shopping carts into the store during storm preparations for Hurricane Matthew, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Darien, Ga. The hurricane picked up steam as it closed in, growing from a Category 3 to a Category 4 storm by late morning. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Updated: 3:35 p.m. EDT

(Bloomberg) – With top winds of 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour, Hurricane Matthew could be the strongest storm to hit the U.S. since 2005, and among the costliest as it bears down on Florida’s East Coast.

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