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10-4-2016: <font color="red">A '''Category 4 Hurricane'''</font> has left a wide path of destruction across Haiti. More than 330 Haitians have lost their lives. Lines of communication are down. Electricity is out. At 7:00 a.m. EDT (11:00 UTC) October 4, Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais, Haiti with winds of 145 mph (230 km/h),[22] becoming the first Category 4 storm to do so since Hurricane Cleo in 1964. Major bridges have been washed away by extensive flooding. The La Digue Bridge has been destroyed, cutting off the southern peninsula from Port-au-Prince. 80% of homes in Jeremie have been destroyed. 350,000 people are in need of assistance. The national election has been postponed. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Matthew]
10/10/2016: The hurricane death toll has topped 1,000. Haitian authorities have dug mass graves. U.N. officials state that more than a million people are in need of immediate need of humanitarian assistance. Up to 80% of Haiti's food crops have been destroyed in some areas. 60,000 Haitians are living in temporary shelters. As flood waters mix with raw sewage, the current cholera epidemic,(already the worst in the world) ... has worsened. 13 Haitians of died of Cholera since the hurricane; over 8,000 since the Earthquake in 2010 which killed over 300,000.  10/12/2016: The Haitian Health Ministry reports 320 fatal cases of cholera since the hurricane. The World Health Organization is sending a million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti. The U.S. is suspending deportations to Haiti following the hurricane.
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