The Wreckage Left Behind by Hurricane Matthew

What remains of Hurricane Matthew is now a tropical depression moving out into the Atlantic Ocean. Matthew moved slowly northward from Haiti and Cuba to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, at peak, reaching sustained winds of 160 mph. One week after the powerful storm first made landfall in southwestern Haiti, some communities still have not received any assistance, as authorities there reported at least 900 deaths due to the hurricane. Another 33 people in the United States lost their lives as Matthew crashed ashore. Haiti now faces a humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands of residents in need of aid, housing, and medical attention, as a growing cholera outbreak threatens to make the situation even worse.

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