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'Devastation is everywhere': Haiti's Hurricane Matthew death toll continues to rise

Residents carry a mattress to a shelter after homes were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Two days after the storm rampaged across the country's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Here's the latest on the Hurricane Matthew devastation in Haiti:

  • Haiti death toll: More than 500
  • 30,000 homes destroyed
  • Winds of up to 145 mph

UPDATE | 10:50 a.m. EST

Survivors across southwest Haiti dug through the wreckage of their homes, salvaging what they could.

"Devastation is everywhere," Pilus Enor, mayor of Camp Perrin, a town near the port city of Les Cayes on the peninsula's south shore, told the Associated Press. "Every house has lost its roof."

Looting is rampant in some parts of the countryside.

"The thieves were out all day after the storm stealing everything they could get," said farmer Telemaque Dieuseal. "It's going to take a long time to get back on my feet."

The death toll in Haiti is in the hundreds and rising following Hurricane Matthew.

Largest humanitarian event since 2010 earthquake

The deadly storm ripped through Haiti and parts of Cuba on Monday and Tuesday, leaving thousand without power, shelter, food and clean drinking water.

It is the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade. Homes are shredded, villages are flooded and hundreds more are feared dead.

UNICEF reports that Haiti is facing the largest humanitarian event since the 2010 earthquake which killed at least 220,000 and left 1.5 million people displaced and 300,000 injured.

This footage from ITV News shows a glimpse of the devastation.

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