Hurricane Matthew’s death toll continues to climb across both the United States and Haiti. Rescue crews in the US Carolinas worked methodically throughout the day yesterday, plucking people to safety from the flooding left by Hurricane Matthew’s deadly punch.
Responders pulled people from their submerged homes, situated them in rafts or choppers and whisked them to safe and dry ground.
The storm’s US death toll climbed to 21 today, with North Carolina reporting 11 deaths, Florida reporting four, and three each in South Carolina and Georgia.
In Haiti the devastating hurricane hit hugely populated areas – the death toll there has now climbed over 1000. There are differing reports with the Haitian Government putting the toll number several hundred lower. However trusted global news agency Reuters says their count puts the toll over 1000.
– Image / A man holds onto a sign after trying to swim out to help a stranded truck driver in Hope Mills, North Carolina, on Sunday / CNN & AFP
– WeatherWatch.co.nz & CNN