Terrifying Photos From Hurricane Matthew

From Haiti to North Carolina, the storm left a trail of flooding and destruction.

A man holds onto a sign after trying to swim out to help a truck driver who was stranded in floodwater from Hurricane Matthew in Hope Mills, North Carolina, on Sunday. Both people were rescued.Andrew Craft/AP

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As many Americans were focused on the increasingly bruising presidential campaign, Hurricane Matthew moved up the eastern seaboard over the weekend, bringing flooding and devastation with it. Matthew, which was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday, has left at least 23 people dead in the United States; it killed 1,000 people in Haiti after slamming into the Caribbean nation last week.

Here are some harrowing photos and videos of the destruction:

Haiti

Cuba

The Bahamas

Florida

Georgia

South Carolina

North Carolina

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