Death toll from Hurricane Matthew’s destruction rose to at least 572 on Friday, October 7. Officials in Haiti stated that the remote areas had been cut off due to storm. They added that the number of fatalities is swelling at a rapid pace.
In line with central civil protection agency of Haiti, about 271 people died as a result of Hurricane Matthew’s strike on western peninsula on Tuesday October 4. Winds of 145 mile-per-hour (233 kph) winds and torrential rain smashed the country. Tit was stated that some 61,500 people had been rendered homeless.
It was reported; at least three towns were badly affected where dozens of fatalities, were reported. Deputy Mayor of the affected city said that 90 people perished, at least 89 more were missing, many of them in the Grand’Anse region area in south of Haiti.
A central government representative said, the coastal town Les Anglais lost “several dozen” people. Les Anglais was the first place in Haiti which was hit by Hurricane Matthew which has been characterized as Category 4 storm before it moved northwards and lashed central Florida on Friday.
Prior to Hurricane’s landing in Haiti, residents were already fleeing for their lives as the ocean rushed into their homes. As a result of the storm, cellphone networks was down and roads were flooded by sea and river water, it was further stated that aid was slow to reach towns and villages around the peninsula. As an alternative, locals are helping each other.