Local dentist close to Haiti is concerned hurricane will devastate country

Wind blows coconut trees during the passage of Hurricane Matthew in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Wind blows coconut trees during the passage of Hurricane Matthew in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many people in middle Tennessee are watching Hurricane Matthew closely.

Pediatric dentist Dr. David Snodgrass works closely with missionaries in Haiti and adopted his daughter from the country.

He says he is very concerned the storm will devastate the country that already lacks a lot of resources.

“People are going to have a hard time getting food. They’re going to have a hard time getting shelter. They’re going to have a hard time getting the medicine they need to fight off disease that are going to be much more prevalent, Snodgrass told News 2.

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