Here’s what Hurricane Matthew has done to the US since it made landfall

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A Charleston resident kayaks down a flooded Rutledge Avenue after Hurricane Matthew hit Charleston, South Carolina October 8, 2016.
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Over the weekend, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Florida, North and South Carolina, and Virginia, and Haiti. The storm killed nearly 900 people in Haiti and at least 15 people in the US, according to the latest estimates by Reuters and The New York Times.

Weakened but still powerful, the storm was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday morning. It’s still dangerous, however, and is still packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

Over a million residents were ordered to evacuate up and down Florida’s east coast starting Wednesday. Approximately 900 people have been rescued in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew hit the eastern part of the state, and that number is expected to rise as some are trapped in their homes, Governor Pat McCrory said Sunday.

Here are a few images that show the damage from the storm so far.


Starting October 5, governments in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina advised that residents evacuate.

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The storm hit Daytona Beach on the eastern coast of Florida.

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Debris flew through the air as the eye of the hurricane neared the state’s beaches.

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Florida suffered incredible amounts of beach erosion. Pictured below is a washed out portion of State Highway A1A in the aftermath of the storm.

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Florida’s Flagler Beach looks like a waste yard.

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Roads experienced record flooding.

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Many homes in Florida were also demolished. Here is one at the Surfside Estates neighborhood in Beverly Beach:

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Businesses were demolished too, like the convenience store in Beverly Beach, Florida pictured below.

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Though the storm hit Florida first, those who live in North and South Carolina were also encouraged to evacuate last week.

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More than 4,000 people took refuge at shelters. Here is a man waiting out the storm in a shelter for evacuees in a high school in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Hurricane Matthew’s 105-mph winds blew down trees in the Carolinas. This van squeezed past a partially fallen tree in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Cars got stuck in the storm’s water. Before the storm, North Carolina was still dealing with the September’s heavy rains, and Hurricane Matthew made the floods worse.

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Emergency responders rescued people in stalled cars in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Others found creative ways to move through the town.

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The storm turned roads into rivers in Charleston. More than 430,000 people around South Carolina have been left without power as of late Saturday.

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Some homes in South Carolina are half-submerged in the aftermath.

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The same is true for North Carolina.

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North Carolina’s governor, Pat McCrory, reported that storm-related deaths there have risen to at least seven people.

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Source: The New York Times


Officials in Georgia confirmed three deaths on Saturday. Hurricane Matthew flooded roads, damaged homes, and knocked down trees.

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It created a record storm surge for Georgia’s Tybee Island.

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The storm is still powerful in the US, and Americans who live on the southern east coast are encouraged to take caution.

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