Hurricane Matthew Wreaks Havoc in Haiti

World | News18.com | October 8, 2016, 5:27 pm
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Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, closed in on Florida after killing over 800 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, closed in on Florida after killing over 800 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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The town of Jeremie suffered the full force of the category 4 storm, leaving tens of thousands stranded. The windstorm passed over Haiti on  October 4, with heavy rains and winds. While the capital Port au Prince was mostly spared from the full strength of the class 4 hurricane, the western cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie received the full force sustaining wind and water damage across wide areas. (Photo Credit: AFP)

The town of Jeremie suffered the full force of the category 4 storm, leaving tens of thousands stranded. The windstorm passed over Haiti on  October 4, with heavy rains and winds. While the capital Port au Prince was mostly spared from the full strength of the class 4 hurricane, the western cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie received the full force sustaining wind and water damage across wide areas. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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Buildings destroyed and damaged  are seen in Jeremie, in western Haiti.  (Photo Credit: AFP)

Buildings destroyed and damaged  are seen in Jeremie, in western Haiti.  (Photo Credit: AFP)

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A woman gets out of a house destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Cavaillon. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

A woman gets out of a house destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Cavaillon. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Matthew rampaged through Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph (233 kph) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people were in shelters, officials said, after the storm hurled the sea into fragile coastal villages, some of which were only now being contacted. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Matthew rampaged through Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph (233 kph) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people were in shelters, officials said, after the storm hurled the sea into fragile coastal villages, some of which were only now being contacted. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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A woman tries to get food at a shelter in the school Liliane Mars Dumarsais Estime in Les Cayes. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

A woman tries to get food at a shelter in the school Liliane Mars Dumarsais Estime in Les Cayes. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Information trickled in from remote areas that were cut off by the storm, and it became clear that at least 175 people died in villages clustered among the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Information trickled in from remote areas that were cut off by the storm, and it became clear that at least 175 people died in villages clustered among the hills and coast of Haiti's fertile western tip. (Photo Credit: AFP)

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A girl walks out of her house destroyed  in the outskirts of Port Salut. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

A girl walks out of her house destroyed  in the outskirts of Port Salut. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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A US flag blows in the wind in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the tempest approaches the area. The storm unleashed torrential rains and up to 120 mile-an-hour winds as it hugged the Florida coast. (Photo Credit: AFP)

A US flag blows in the wind in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the tempest approaches the area. The storm unleashed torrential rains and up to 120 mile-an-hour winds as it hugged the Florida coast. (Photo Credit: AFP)