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Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti confronts cholera outbreak

HAITI: Nearly a week after being devastated by a hurricane, Haiti is confronted with a growing cholera outbreak threatening to turn its disaster even more deadly. On the peninsula that forms the southern part of the country, which Hurricane Matthew shredded on Tuesday, the number of cholera cases detected is rising. With it come fears of a new epidemic of a disease after an outbreak in 2010 blamed on United Nations peacekeepers that has already killed more than 10,000 people, with some 500 new cases reported each week. On…

North Carolina floodwaters, death toll rises as Matthew heads to sea

CAROLINA BEACH: Raging North Carolina rivers still rising after Hurricane Matthew threaten up to a week more of death and destruction, the state's governor said on Sunday as the storm's remnant headed out to sea, leaving a path of carnage from the Caribbean up the US Southeast coast. Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday after its rampage through the Caribbean killed nearly 900 people in Haiti. In the United States, the death toll rose to 17 people, and…

Monster hurricane pummels Florida coast with wind and rain

MIAMI: Hurricane Matthew unleashed torrential rains and up to 120 mile-an-hour winds as it hugged the Florida coast on Friday, after a blast through the Caribbean that reportedly left more than 300 dead in Haiti. Matthew was downgraded to a Category Three storm early Friday by the National Hurricane Centre, as its wind speed dropped slightly. But Florida still faced its most dangerous hurricane in living memory. Local media showed empty streets battered by wind as vertical rain pounded the coast at dawn, with downed power…

Hurricane Matthew pummels Haiti and Cuba, evacuations ordered in US

HAITI: Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti and moved on to Cuba after killing seven people, unleashing floods and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade. Far to the north, the first evacuations were ordered in the United States as coastal dwellers prepared to flee the approaching monster storm, expected off the East Coast later this week. The death toll stood at seven -- three in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic -- but was certain to rise as dangerous Matthew bruised its…