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U.S. southeast cleans up after Matthew

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>> Recovery efforts underway in the southeastern US Monday, as hurricane Matthew heads out to sea. But officials warn the region is not out of the woods yet. The powerful storm, which is now weakened to a post tropical cyclone, ravaged the coast over the last several days. Leaving as many as 2.2 million people from Florida to Virginia without power and killing at least 19 in the United States.
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And with rivers swollen with rainwater there's potential for more deadly flooding to come. Reuters Colleen Jenkins is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.>> Several towns were experiencing significant flooding on Monday, with some major rivers at near record levels. More than 1,400 people have been rescued by swift water teams.
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And in the city of Lumberton, people awoke to knee-deep water. They had to be plucked from their rooftops and those rescues were continuing throughout the day.>> While officials were working to clear streets of downed trees or abandoned vehicles in some areas, many coastal and inland communities remained under water.
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This breached dam in North Carolina submerging roads and buildings. And rescue workers helping save hundreds of people trapped in their homes or their cars. Matthew's devastation felt even more strongly across the Caribbean. Authorities saying the death toll in Haiti has risen to 1,000.