A very weak tropical storm is called a tropical depression. They are often the size of hurricanes but lack the power. Above that is a tropical storm. These often have eyes like a hurricane, but are not hurricanes because they lack the punch. And that is probably what Matthew was when it reached Florida.
How do we know Matthew was nothing? When lies like this are told to keep the “hurricane” scam going. Note the publish date: October 7, and the headline which implies the hurricane itself damaged the war ship when in fact this happened days before Matthew arrived: