>> In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, life-threatening floods. At least 23 dead in the US, 14 storm-related deaths in North Carolina alone.>> I've never seen it like this.>> The town of Lumberton, along the Lumber River, among the hardest hit areas. Reuters photographer Carlo Allegri is there.
>> The entire town of Lumberton has been inundated. I would say at least 90% of the businesses are underwater. And most of the houses, also, that I've witnessed driving around are completely underwater as well. It was a very eerie feeling last night. I was sleeping in the town in my rental vehicle, because I wanted to maintain my position behind police lines.
And with all the lights off and no one in the town, it was really quite eerie. The people have been evacuated to a couple of different FEMA shelters in conjunction with the Red Cross.>> Nearly 4,000 people taking refuge in North Carolina shelters. Expedited federal aid approved for 31 counties.
>> This is gonna be a prolonged hurricane for us, even though the skies are blue.>> Nearly three quarters of a million people without power Monday night throughout the Southeast. Destroyed homes and impassable roads from Florida to Virginia, with some waterways still rising. And in Haiti, the death toll now at least 1,000.
Relief finally arriving Monday, with the UN Secretary General saying some towns and villages have been wiped off the map.