Hurricane Matthew

Cassandra Rush, Anyah Carpenter, and Rosa Rush walk through floodwaters in their neighborhood on October 15, 2016, in Lumberton, North Carolina. The town still needs $7 million  for clean up.

How North Carolina Is Recuperating Post-Hurricane Matthew

A by-the-numbers look at the state’s recovery. 

 Flooding in Edgecombe County, which declared a state of emergency April 25 and whose population is more than half Black.

Severe Flooding in the South Kills 2, Puts North Carolina County in State of Emergency

When a community floods, its people of color are often hit the hardest.

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Record Number of Floods Hit U.S. in 2016, Racking Up Global Natural Disaster Costs

The price marks a new high since records began in 1980.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

ICYMI: Extreme Weather Is Forcing the First Town Chartered by Enslaved People to Consider Selling Land

Residents rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, but Hurricane Matthew has left them unsure if they can do it again. 

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Storms like these will become more frequent, according to a new study.

STUDY: Climate Change to Increase Extreme Storms By Up to 400%

The Gulf Coast and the Southwest will be two of the areas hit hardest. 

A vehicle is partially submerged by floodwaters from the Lumber River on October 12, 2016, in Lumberton, North Carolina.

NOAA Declares Hurricane Matthew a 1-in-1,000 Year Flood Event

Even worse, the last time North Carolina saw a 500-year flood event was less than 20 years ago.

A graveyard is inundated with floodwaters from the Lumber River on October 15, 2016, in Lumberton, North Carolina. The flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew has been responsible for 26 deaths in the state.

READ: Hurricane Matthew Brought Massive Destruction to North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe

The storm affected 50,000 of the tribe’s 55,000 members.

The South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

FEMA and NYC Revise Flood Maps With Climate Change and Affordability in Mind

The agency is taking preventative steps in New York, but it refused to do so after storms ravaged Louisiana.

A roadway is flooded by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, near Dillon, South Carolina. The region is still assessing the full magnitude of damage caused by the storm.

Hurricane Matthew Destroys Farms in North Carolina and Haiti

North Carolinians may have to deal with contaminated groundwater after inundated hog farms release animal waste, as Haitians farmers struggle to rebuild.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew, and many are still under threat of flooding.

Hurricane Matthew Continues to Bring Disaster to North Carolina

The rain is over, but the threat of overflowing rivers and waters remains.

Vance Barden, right, and Wayne Edwards carry personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina.

The Horror of Hurricane Matthew by the Numbers

The Category 4 storm may be over, but its carnage will linger.

This NOAA image shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea heading toward Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba on October 3, 2016. The hurricane killed at least 1,000 in Haiti, some estimates show.

Where Should You Donate to Help Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti?

Author Edwidge Danticat offers suggestions for those who want to help. 

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016, on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Hurricane Matthew passed by offshore as a Category 3 hurricane bringing heavy winds and minor flooding.

Hurricane Matthew Kills at Least 1 in U.S., Over 400 in Caribbean

President Barack Obama: “This is still a really dangerous hurricane.”

Jason Brock (L) and Kevin Hunter put up hurricane shutters in front of a business as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area on October 6, 2016, in Delray Beach, Florida.

Hurricane Matthew Intensifies To Category 4 as It Nears Florida

There have been nearly 30 deaths from the storm. 

A sign points to an evacuation route as South Florida residents prepare for Hurricane Matthew on October 5, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The hurricane has pounded Jamaica and Haiti on its way north toward the U.S. coastline.

Hurricane Matthew Prompts Evacuations in South Carolina, Kills At Least 11 in the Caribbean

It is the strongest storm to touch the Atlantic in nearly a decade. 

This NOAA image, taken by the GOES satellite at UTC: 1803Z, shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba and Jamaica on October 2, 2016. Matthew is a strong Category 4 hurricane in the central Caribbean Sea.

Hurricane Matthew Threatens Caribbean Islands, Prompting Evacuation of Non-Essential Guantanamo Personnel

The 61 people suspected of terrorism who have been held in the detention center indefinitely won’t be evacuated.