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Rescue workers gathering supplies to help Hurricane Matthew victims in the Bahamas

Marco Beckford rakes up debris from a storm drain as he begins cleanup near a damaged gas station in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Forecasters said Hurricane Matthew gained new muscle over the Bahamas and they are also expanding the hurricane warning area further up the Southeast Atlantic seacoast from Florida into Georgia. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

A group of 50 boaters will gather at the marina across the Jupiter inlet lighthouse to load a boat with tons of goods to help people devastated by Hurricane Matthew in the Bahamas.

The 200 mile trip will bring aid to as many people who lost their homes and are in need of basic goods.

Matthew advanced up the length of the Bahamas on Wednesday and Thursday, tearing roofs away, toppling trees and causing flooding that trapped some people in their homes. There had been no reports of casualties by late Thursday as the storm headed toward Florida's coast.

Before hitting Haiti, the storm was blamed for four deaths in the Dominican Republic, one in Colombia and one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The group is expected to leave for the island Saturday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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