Hurricane Matthew Slams Into South Carolina

Hurricane Matthew Slams Into South Carolina

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A weakened Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South Carolina, nearing the end of a four-day rampage that left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean and up the southeastern US coast, now swamped by record floods.

In Haiti, where Matthew was a monster Category 4 when it slammed into the poorest country in the western hemisphere Tuesday, the official death toll rose to at least 336.

The interim president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, announced three days of national mourning, beginning today.

The scope of the devastation in the south of the Caribbean country was becoming clearer but the toll remains provisional due to the difficulty of gaining access to some areas.

At least 336 people were dead, the head of Haiti's civil protection services, Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, told AFP. "We won't have a definitive toll before Wednesday," she said.

Other officials sai...

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