Record Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew hit US, stranding thousands of people and bringing the death toll to 22 on Monday.


The US deaths came after Matthew devastated parts of the Caribbean, killing more than 300 people in Haiti.

The 11 deaths included some victims who drowned after driving onto flooded roads. Another five people remain missing in North Carolina.161010092643-07-hurricane-matthew-north-carolina-1008-large-169

At least 1,500 people are trapped in their homes.


By late Monday afternoon, utilities from Florida to Virginia said at least 960,000 power customers were still in the dark.


Responders pulled people from their submerged homes, situated them in rafts or choppers and whisked them to safe and dry ground.hurricane-2

President Obama on Monday declared a major disaster in North Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts.



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