Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Kills 10 In US, Floods Carolinas

Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 10 people in the US as it is moving along the country's south-east coast.

Three people died in North Carolina, said Governor Pat McCrory, who called Matthew "a very, very serious" storm.

In Georgia, three people died, including a wheelchair user after two trees fell on his home. Four people were earlier killed in Florida.

Matthew has been the most powerful storm to make US landfall in more than a decade.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes, and more than a million left without power.

The storm also brought heavy flooding to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Matthew has already caused nearly 900 deaths in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic as it travelled northwards over the past few days.

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