In US, 100 of people were rescued by boat and helicopter as floodwaters inundated North Carolina towns in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Officials warned that life-threatening flooding from swollen rivers will continue for days. The White House said, the flooding prompted President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency in North Carolina, making federal funding available to affected individuals in 10 counties hit by the storm.

0.0001pt; text-align: justify;">Meanwhile, the number of fatalities rose to at least 23 in the United States, with nearly half in North Carolina. Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday. The hurricane killed around 1,000 people in Haiti. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that some Haitian towns and villages had just about been wiped off the map.

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