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The cleanup after the storm

Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 01:15

Crews work to clean up and residents are still reeling after deadly Hurricane Matthew sweeps through the southeastern United States, leaving at least 11 people dead. Gavino Garay reports.

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Residents in the southeastern U.S. are just beginning to put the pieces back together, now that Hurricane Matthew has come and - mostly - gone. At least 11 people died in the U.S. from the storm, which originated over the Caribbean killing close to 900 people, before being downgraded as it chugged along U.S. coastal states. North and South Carolina were among the hardest hit states, and crews have a massive clean-up task ahead of them. Matthew's punishing rain and winds turned roads to rivers in the city of Fayetteville, North Carolina, where officials say the storm dumped at least a foot of rain. Former Hurricane Matthew, now downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, is estimated to have caused up to $800 billion in property damage, and more than 2 million people were without power Sunday. But the loss of life could have been much worse, had residents not heeded the warnings from the President Obama down - that the worst storm in ten years... would be disastrous.

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The cleanup after the storm

Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 01:15