Hurricane Matthew kills eight in the US

Hurricane Matthew has killed an estimated five people in Florida and three in North Carolina.

Reports suggest at least two were hit by falling trees.

The storm also cut power to close to 2 million homes and businesses across the US east coast.


Matthew is continuing to weaken and is currently a Category One system.

The storm hit Georgia and South Carolina with torrential rain and stiff winds.

The eye of the storm made landfall north of Charleston, near the town of McClellanville, where it caused serious flooding.

The Press Herald reported North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory warned people not to let their guard down just because Matthew was losing steam.

While in Haiti it is estimated that Matthew killed close to 900 people.  While Cholera, caused by consuming contaminated food or water, has killed at least 15.