The National Hurricane Center stated that while Hurricane Matthew is no longer classified a hurricane, it is still considered a post-tropical cyclone. With maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, the same as a category 1 hurricane, the situation continues to be dangerous. Currently, North Carolina is feeling the brunt of the remaining storm. The eastern part of the state will experience devastating flooding for several more days as rivers top their banks.
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The poorest nation in the Americas is now faced with a severe public health crisis. A cholera epidemic is spreading through rural communities lacking clean water, food and shelter. If not treated, cholera can kill within hours.
Resources in the area are limited. Electricity is out and water and food are scarce. Hospital beds, cars and ambulances are not readily available. Patients are coming to the hospital from miles away, often carried by family members on camp beds.
Please help the victims of Hurricane Mathew if at all possible.