Photos that capture the destruction of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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(CNN)Haiti’s battle to cope with the damage inflicted by Hurricane Matthew has dramatically intensified as thousands of people are displaced by heavy rains.

According to the United Nations, the disaster has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago.
Figures provided by the Civil Protection Department suggest that 15,623 people have been evacuated and 1,855 homes have been flooded.
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More than 300,000 people are in shelters across the country, the United Nations said.
By Thursday morning, Matthew hurled 125 mph (205 kph) winds as it churned toward the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said.

A man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave where a bridge collapsed during the rains of the Hurricane Matthew. CNNA man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave where a bridge collapsed during the rains of the Hurricane Matthew. CNNCrossing the river is a dangerous task which many have undertaken since the bridge collapse.Crossing the river is a dangerous task which many have undertaken since the bridge collapse.The bridge collapse left thousands stranded and cut supply lines.

 


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