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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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Cholera on the rise in Haiti as hurricane death toll grows

More than 750,000 are in need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti Credit: Reuters

Cholera continued to spread throughout devastated parts of Haiti as officials estimated at least 1,000 people were killed by Hurricane Matthew.

In some parts of the country, cases of the waterborne disease have risen dramatically since last Tuesday's storm - with numbers expected to rise.

Officials have cited the immediate death toll from Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane which mainly hit west Haiti, as standing at at least 1,000.

More than 1.3 million people were affected by the storm while over 60,000 were forced to evacuate.

An estimated 750,000 people are now in need of assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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