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Hurricane Matthew Lashes the Caribbean
Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, leaving destruction in its wake.
People walk on the road as rain falls during Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016.
Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed north toward Cuba and the eastern coast of Florida.
Two men remove a downed power line to allow vehicles to pass in Petit Goave, Haiti on Oct. 4. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.
Women cover their heads with pans as they walk in a light rain brought by Hurricane Matthew in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 4.
The dangerous Category 4 storm — at one point the most powerful hurricane in the region in nearly a decade — blew ashore around dawn in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, hitting a corner of Haiti where many people live in shacks of wood or concrete blocks.
Residents walk in flooded streets as they return to their homes in Leogane, Haiti on Oct. 4. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.
People work to remove an uprooted tree from a road in Leogane, Haiti on Oct. 4. Damage in the hardest-hit part of Haiti appeared to be widespread, but because of poor communications, blocked roads and washed-out bridges, the full extent was not immediately clear. Nor was the number of deaths.
Two boys float in an old wooden box in an area flooded by heavy rains caused by Hurricane Matthew, in La Puya slum, in the Arroyo Hondo creek in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Oct. 4. Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of the island of Hispaniola with devastating storm conditions.
A woman cries amid the rubble of her home, destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, in Baracoa, Cuba on Oct. 5. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged.
Children sit inside a church destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Saint-Louis, Haiti on Oct. 5. Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast.
A young woman who was in hospital with a broken leg is carried by two men in a hammock back to her home in Baracoa, Cuba on Oct. 6. The woman who was released from the hospital was carried back to her home by hand because the roads have been made impassible by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.