Hurricane Matthew

Haiti: Aid trucks looted as UN chief assesses hurricane damage

Ban Ki-moon said he witnessed a looting incident in Les Cayes, where he promised more aid to Haiti. He also urged countries to donate more.

Officials say more than 1.4 million people urgently need humanitarian help.

There are also fears of a cholera outbreak, with spikes in cases and deaths reported in the south west.

The waterborne disease reached the island via Nepalese UN troops after the deadly earthquake in 2010, causing the deaths of nearly 10,000 people.

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti risks 'real famine', says interim president

Jocelerme Privert said famine could take hold within three to four months if the situation was not managed properly.

It comes as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for a "massive response" to help the country.

The category-four storm is believed to have killed as many as 900 Haitians.

It has also wiped towns and villages off the map, destroying tens of thousands of homes, crops and food reserves.

Mr Privert said the loss was "amazing", saying food, water and medicine was immediately needed.

Hurricane Matthew stirs fear of cholera in Haiti

Since the hurricane pounded Haiti last week, there has been an uptick of the dangerous disease, according to Stephane De Rengerves, senior executive liaison officer with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

"We don't have official reports yet, but reports from the field show an increase of cases," De Rengerves said.

Matthew no longer a hurricane, but still just as dangerous

North Carolina is feeling the brunt. The eastern part of the state will deal with devastating flooding for several days as rivers top their banks.

One thousand people in North Carolina have been rescued, some in dramatic helicopter operations, and 3,000 people are still living in shelters, authorities said Sunday. More than 700,000 people still lack electricity.

"Hurricane Matthew may be off the map, but it is still with us," North Carolina Pat McCrory said Sunday.

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning

The Category four storm is believed to have killed as many as 900 people in the Caribbean country and a cholera outbreak is the next big concern.

The weakening storm barrelled up the US coast, killing at least 16 people.

It has now moved out to sea and is not expected to return to the shore.

Officials have warned people in North Carolina to stay at home and not take unnecessary risks.

The hurricane was the strongest to hit the region in a decade. It kept up its hurricane strength with winds of at least 110mph (177km/h) for seven days.

Hurricane Matthew kills 10 in US, floods Carolinas

Three people died in North Carolina, said Governor Pat McCrory, who called Matthew "a very, very serious" storm.

In Georgia, three people died, including a wheelchair user after two trees fell on his home. Four people were earlier killed in Florida.

Matthew has been the most powerful storm to make US landfall in more than a decade.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes, and more than a million left without power.

The storm also brought heavy flooding to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid

The death toll has doubled, and may rise, as rescue teams gain access to southern areas cut off by the storm.

The World Food Programme's Carlos Veloso says some of the hard-hit towns can only be reached by air or sea.

Many of the deaths in Haiti were in the south-western coast, which suffered the full force of the hurricane this week.

Hurricane Matthew is currently battering the coastline of the US state of Florida but has been downgraded to a Category Two storm, with sustained wind speed dropping to 110mph (177km/h).

Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster

Some 50 people were reported killed in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.

The nearby city of Jeremie saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province 30,000 homes were destroyed.

The hurricane, now a Category Three storm with sustained winds of 120mph (193km/h), is heading towards the US state of Florida.

'This storm will kill you'

Here's what you need to know now about the powerful storm that forecasters say is gaining strength:

• The storm has already killed at least 28 people in several Caribbean countries.

• Authorities urged more than 2 million people to leave their homes in coastal Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as the storm neared -- the largest mandatory evacuations in the United States since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012.

Hurricane Matthew: Florida warned of 'direct hit'

Damage could be "catastrophic", the state governor said. Evacuation orders have been issued along the coast.

Matthew, with winds of 125mph (205km/h), is expected to strengthen and hit Florida as a Category Four storm, US officials say.

It has swept across the Caribbean, with the worst of the damage in Haiti.

At least 22 people have been killed in Haiti and thousands displaced. The storm has forced the presidential election there to be postponed.

Four people were also killed in the neighbouring Dominican Republic.