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Women Fight Over Water As Hurricane Matthew Approaches (Video)

| by Sheena Vasani
Satellite Imagery of Hurricane MatthewSatellite Imagery of Hurricane Matthew

It seems Hurricane Matthew began wreaking havoc upon Florida even before it hit.

A video (below) featuring two women fighting over water and hitting each other at a Miami Wal-Mart on Oct. 6 has taken the internet by storm, the New York Daily News reports.

The women were stocking up in preparation for the hurricane when both made moves to snatch the last case of water off shelves.

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Before long, the women were hitting each other, with one yanking the other's hair and both screaming.

Despite witnesses trying to break up the brawl, one rammed a cart into the other so hard, her breast falls partially out of her dress. The woman responds by throwing canned goods at the other woman.

The video, uploaded by somebody shouting "It's going down at Wally World" while watching the fight unfold, has since been shared more than 30,000 times.

Tensions have escalated, with government officials sending dire warnings to South Florida residents in hopes they will evacuate.

“I just want to emphasize to everybody that this is still a really dangerous hurricane -- that the potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life … still exists,” said President Obama, after the hurricane hit.

"The storm's a monster," Florida Governor Rick Scott added while trying to warn the state. "The storm has already killed people. We should expect the same impact in Florida."

In Haiti, 800 people have already died after Hurricane Matthew ravaged the country, the BBC reports, while 350,000 people may need assistance. That number may climb even higher.

"This is a situation changing all the time," the World Food Programme's Haiti director, Carlos Veloso, said. "I think that for the next four or five days, maybe only in five days, we will have a more clear picture of the impact and the death toll."

Meanwhile in Florida, earliest reports indicate that three people have been killed as of 5 p.m. EST.

All three victims were older, with one woman in her 60s dying after a tree fell on top of her while she fed her animals. An 82-year-old man also died, while a 58-year-old woman passed away from cardiac arrest after first responders could not make it to her in time.

Sources: New York Daily News (2), BBC / Photo credits: United States Naval Research Laboratory via WikipediaLaughing Jack/YouTube

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