In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew’s Destruction

The first major storm in years thrashes the U.S. coast after ripping through the Caribbean and leaving more than 800 dead.

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A man stands in his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

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A man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave, southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where a bridge collapsed during the rains of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 5. Matthew was the strongest hurricane to hit the Caribbean since Felix struck in 2007.

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A woman stands in a field of destroyed trees in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

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Haitians cross the La Digue River in Petit Goave on Oct. 5. Rescue workers struggled to reach isolated areas in Haiti’s southern peninsula to fully assess damage and injuries.

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A car makes its way through a flooded street in Port-au-Prince’s Cité Soleil neighborhood, in Haiti, on Oct. 4.

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Heavy waves pound the boat docks at the Sunset Waterfront Bar & Grill in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Oct. 7.

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A man grapples with a damaged roof in Guantánamo, Cuba, following Hurricane Matthew’s landfall on Oct. 5. The U.N. secretary-general’s deputy special representative for Haiti called the storm the biggest humanitarian crisis in the country since the 2010 earthquake.

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A woman is carried across the La Digue River in Petit Goave, Haiti, on Oct. 5. Haiti has postponed its presidential election, which was to be held Sunday, after Hurricane Matthew devastated the country.

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An ariel view shows damaged houses in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 6.

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Members of the Granma military contingent in Bayamo, Cuba, prepare to travel to Guantánamo province in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 6.

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People attempt to cross the overflowing La Rouyonne River in the commune of Léogâne, south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 5.

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The mother of two girls who died when a landslide knocked the walls of their house down is comforted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Oct. 4.

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A woman walks along a coastal road between Guantánamo and Baracoa on Oct. 5. Cuba’s coastline was severely damaged after Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 4.

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People rest at a shelter in Guantánamo, Cuba, on Oct. 4, awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.

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A man carries a shovel amid debris in Baracoa, Cuba, on Oct. 7.

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