Hurricane Matthew victims are seen in a shelter in the Ecole Nationale Dumarsais Estime, in Les Cayes, in the southwest of Haiti, on October 9, 2016. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL
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Residents of the southeastern United States ravaged by Hurricane Matthew turned their focus Monday toward recovery and clean-up, but officials in several states warned that deadly flooding could continue as rain swollen rivers crest in coming days.With five people reported missing and rivers rising, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said he expected the death toll to rise.Swiftwater rescue teams are still on alert and there have been 255 water rescue calls and 701 people rescued.In Virginia Beach, the city said it had received over 13 inches (33 cm) of rain and 55,000 people remained without power Sunday night. The city said that some 200 vehicles were abandoned and many roads remained impassable.The storm still packed hurricane force winds as far as 90 miles (150 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds 240 miles (390 km) away.McCrory said 334 rescue workers risked their lives carrying out 877 rescues overnight.
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