Sadame, right, removes mud from his home damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 842 on Friday as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm, according to a Reuters tally of death tolls given by officials.
A girl walks on a beach Saturday next to debris from the hurricane in Jeremie.
The city lies on the western tip of Haiti and suffered the full force of the category 4 storm.
Debris covers Jeremie on Oct. 6.
People walk on a street next to destroyed houses in Jeremie on Oct. 6.
Matthew smashed through Haiti's western peninsula on Tuesday with 145 mph winds and torrential rain.
Saintanor Dutervil stands with his wife in the ruins of their home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.
Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.
With cellphone networks down and roads flooded by sea and river water, aid has been slow to reach hard-hit areas in Haiti.
A man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave, where a bridge collapsed during rains from Hurricane Matthew, southwest of Port-au-Prince, on Oct. 5.
Haiti has been beset by disaster for many years. In addition to hurricanes, the island was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 220,000 people.