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Hurricane Matthew kills at least 14 in the US

Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 14 people as it battered the US east coast.

As the storm hit there were major floods and power outages in Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

Matthew - which was a category 5 storm when it hit Haiti last week killing nearly 900 people - has since been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone but at one point hit wind speeds of over 157mph.

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Fresh disease fears in Haiti as hurricane strikes US coast

NASA pictures have captured the devastating power of Hurricane Matthew as the deadly winds continued to wreak damage along the US east coast after claiming more than 800 lives in Haiti.

While a host of American states brace themselves for impact, active dangers remain from the trail of devastation across the Caribbean nation.

With water supplies depleted there has emerged the fresh fear of a cholera epidemic among tens of thousands left homeless.

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