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Scenes from monster storm Hurricane Matthew

A1A is seen after ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away part of the ocean front road on October 8, 2016 in Flagler Beach, Florida.
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Hurricane Matthew swirled along Florida's Atlantic coast on Friday with 120 mph wind after pummeling Haiti and Cuba. Although Florida avoided a direct hit from the most powerful Atlantic storm in over a decade, authorities warned the situation was still extremely dangerous.

On Saturday parts of Georgia and the Carolinas have experienced mass floods and power outages as the storm continues.

Click ahead so see the power of the storm, from aftermath to preparations.

Photo: A1A is seen after ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away part of the ocean front road on October 8, 2016 in Flagler Beach, Florida.

Streets turned to rivers

A Charleston resident kayaks down the flooded Broad Street after Hurricane Matthew hit Charleston, South Carolina October 8, 2016.
Jonathan Drake | Reuters

A Charleston resident kayaks down the flooded Broad Street after Hurricane Matthew hit Charleston, South Carolina October 8, 2016.

Abandoned truck

An abandoned truck lies in submerged waters after Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton, North Carolina October 9, 2016.
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An abandoned truck lies in submerged waters after Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton, North Carolina October 9, 2016.

National Guard rescue efforts

North Carolina Army National Guardsmen and local emergency services assist with evacuation efforts.
Jonathan Shaw | U.S. Army National Guard | Reuters

North Carolina Army National Guardsmen and local emergency services assist with evacuation efforts.

St. Augustine underwater

A man walks through a flooded street as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.
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Photo: A man walks through a flooded street as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.

Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Carolinas

Hurricane Matthew's center is seen near the coast of South Carolina, U.S. in this NOAA's GOES-East satellite image captured it at 1115 EDT (1515 GMT) on October 8, 2016.
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Hurricane Matthew's center is seen near the coast of South Carolina, U.S. in this NOAA's GOES-East satellite image captured it at 1115 EDT (1515 GMT) on October 8, 2016.

Savannah trees downed

A downed tree from Hurricane Matthew rests against a home, October 8, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia.
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A downed tree from Hurricane Matthew rests against a home, October 8, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia.

Roads washed out

Residents inspect a washed-out section of collapsed road after Hurricane Matthew hit the state, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Residents inspect a washed-out section of collapsed road after Hurricane Matthew hit the state, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Under Water

People look out at the flooded street in front of their home as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.
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People look out at the flooded street in front of their home as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.

Charleston under water

Water floods the streets on and around Broad Street in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Across the Southeast, Over 1.4 million people have lost power due to Hurricane Matthew which has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane on Saturday morning.
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Water floods the streets on and around Broad Street in the wake of Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Across the Southeast, Over 1.4 million people have lost power due to Hurricane Matthew which has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane on Saturday morning.

Trees downed

A downed tree from high winds rests against a car in a residential community after Hurricane Matthew passes through on October 7, 2016 in Ormond Beach, Florida.
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A downed tree from high wind rests against an SUV in Ormond Beach, Florida, Oct. 7.

Under water

Residents walk on the sea wall promenade past partially submerged cars on East Battery Street at the southern-most tip of the city as Hurricane Matthew hits Charleston, South Carolina October 8, 2016.
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Residents walk on the sea wall promenade past partially submerged cars on East Battery Street at the southern-most tip of the city as Hurricane Matthew hits Charleston, South Carolina October 8, 2016.

Shipwrecked

Heavy waves caused by Hurricane Matthew pounds the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida.
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Waves pound the boat docks at the Sunset Bar and Grill in Cocoa Beach, Oct. 7.

Hurricane Matthew floods St. Augustine

Rob Birch checks on his car which floated out of his drive way as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.
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ob Birch checks on his car which floated out of his drive way as Hurricane Matthew passes through the area on October 7, 2016 in St Augustine, Florida.

Dark clouds approaching

The first outer bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew pass over downtown Orlando, Fla., Thursday evening, Oct. 6, 2016.
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The outer bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew pass over downtown Orlando, Florida, Oct. 6.

Riding out the storm with man's best friend

Ted Houston and his dog Kermit visit the beach as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area on October 6, 2016 in Palm Beach, United States. The hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime this evening or early in the morning as a category 4 storm.
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Ted Houston and his dog, Kermit, visit the surf as Palm Beach, Florida, as Hurricane Matthew approaches, Oct. 6.

Surfs up

Surfer Hunter Goodale, 14, rides a wave ahead of Hurricane Matthew's anticipated Friday arrival at the Atlantic Seaboard in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, U.S. October 5, 2016.
Randall Hill | Reuters

While millions prepared for the storm, some die-hard surfers, including 14-year-old Hunter Goodale in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, couldn't resist riding the waves.

Obama monitors the storm

President Barack Obama (C) speaks about Hurricane Matthew after receiving a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 5, 2016.
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President Barack Obama (C) speaks about Hurricane Matthew after receiving a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, Oct. 5.

Batten down the hatches

Allen Scurry (L), Brent Scurry (C) and Brandon Floyd, all of Lake City, South Carolina, install window shutters at an ocean front home in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, U.S. October 5, 2016.
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Allen Scurry (L), Brent Scurry (C) and Brandon Floyd boarded up windows at an ocean front home in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, Oct. 5.

Submerged

A sailboat takes on water as she sits on her side in the Indian River Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Rockledge, Fla.
Chris O'Meara | AP

A sailboat takes on water as she sits on her side in the Indian River Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Rockledge, Fla.

Haiti from above

The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti became clear as the death toll surged over 400, three days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country's south.
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The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti became clear as the death toll surged over 400, three days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country's south.

Navigating the aftermath in Haiti

People try to cross the over flowing Rouyonne river in the commune of Leogane, south of Port-au-Prince, October 5, 2016. Haiti and the eastern tip of Cuba -- blasted by Matthew on October 4, 2016 -- began the messy and probably grim task of assessing the storm's toll. Matthew hit them as a Category Four hurricane but has since been downgraded to three, on a scale of five, by the US National Hurricane Center.
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People try to cross the overflowing Rouyonne River in Leogane, south of Port-au-Prince, Oct. 5.

Aid for Haiti

A soldier carries relief aid after Hurricane Matthew passes in Jeremie, Haiti, October 9, 2016.
Carlos Garcia | Reuters

A soldier carries relief aid after Hurricane Matthew passes in Jeremie, Haiti, October 9, 2016.

Flooded homes

A boy is pictured in the flooded neighbourhood of La Puya, in Santo Domingo on October 4, 2016 after the passage of Hurricane Matthew through Hispaniola -- the island that the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti.
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A boy makes his way through the flooded neighborhood of La Puya, in Santo Domingo on Oct. 4, after Matthew blew through through Hispaniola — the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Cholera epidemic

People are being treated at the cholera treatment center at the hospital after Hurricane Matthew passes in Jeremie, Haiti, October 9, 2016.
Carlos Garcia Rawlins | Reuters

People are being treated at the cholera treatment center at the hospital after Hurricane Matthew passes in Jeremie, Haiti, October 9, 2016.

Devastating power

A woman walks on a highway blocked by rocks after the passage of hurricane Matthew on the coast of Guantanamo province, Cuba, October 5, 2016.
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A woman walks on a highway blocked by rocks after Hurricane Matthew smashed through Guantanamo province, Cuba, Oct. 5.

Long lines for gas

People line up to fill their cars with gas in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, in Coral Springs, Florida, U.S. October 5, 2016.
Henry Romero | Reuters

People line up to fill their cars in Coral Springs, Florida, Oct. 5.

Gas shortage

A gas station's pumps are wrapped and closed as many stations in south Florida are out of gas in Miami, Florida on October 6, 2016.
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Many service stations in South Florida, like this one in Miami, were out of gas, Oct. 6.

Stocking up

Customers shop for flashlights and batteries at a Home Depot Inc. store in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.
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Miami residents stocked up on essential supplies, including flashlights and batteries, at a Home Depot store, Oct. 4.

Empty shelves

Customers browse empty shelves at a Publix Super Markets store ahead of Hurricane Matthew making landfall in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.
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Customers browse empty shelves at a Publix store in West Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 5.

Sandbagging

Locals scramble to fill sandbags with the last of a supply at the Road and Bridge Department in Kissimmee, Florida, in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Matthew.
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Residents in Kissimmee, Florida, scramble to fill sandbags to protect against flooding.

The Magic Kingdom closes

A lone taxi heads toward the Walt Disney World Resort area in Orlando, Florida, before the landfall of Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016.
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Walt Disney World, Epcot and Universal Studios theme parks all closed ahead of Hurricane Matthew. This was the only fourth time in Disney's history that the park had closed.

Taking shelter

Local resident take shelter at the Timberlin Creek Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew. Some 1.5 million people are under evacuation orders in Florida in preparation for mighty Hurricane Matthew to make a direct hit on the state, the governor said Thursday.
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Resident take shelter at the Timberlin Creek Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida, Oct. 6.

Animal shelter

A volunteer takes care of pets in a makeshift shelter at the Timberlin Creek Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew. Some 1.5 million people are under evacuation orders in Florida in preparation for mighty Hurricane Matthew to make a direct hit on the state, the governor said Thursday.
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A volunteer takes care of pets in a makeshift shelter at the Timberlin Creek Elementary School in St. Augustine.

Deserted streets.

Lights are out on highway A1A from the winds of Hurricane Matthew, October 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Florida. Hurricane Matthew passed by offshore as a catagory 3 hurricane bringing heavy winds and minor flooding.
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Highway A1A in Cocoa Beach, Oct. 7.

Clean up begins

Jim Griggis (L) and Marlin Whaley clean up after Hurricane Matthew passed through the area on October 7, 2016 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
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Jim Griggis (L) and Marlin Whaley clean up in Fort Pierce, Florida, Oct. 7.

Approaching surge

People stand on the coast watching the surf produced by Hurricane Matthew, on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
Eduardo Verdugo | AP

People stand watch the storm-tossed surf on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 3.

Downed trees in Cuba

A view of partially destroyed banana trees at a road side after the passage of hurricane Matthew on the coast of Guantanamo province, Cuba, October 5, 2016.
Alexandre Meneghini | Reuters

A view of partially destroyed banana trees on the coast of Guantanamo province, Cuba, Oct. 5.

Monster Hurricane Matthew

True color image of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, showing Hurricane Matthew beginning to make landfall in the state of Florida, taken by the NOAA GOES weather satellite at 19:25 UTC (3:25 PM ETC), October 6, 2016.
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True color image of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean taken by the NOAA GOES weather satellite at 21:32 UTC (5:32pm EST) showing Hurricane Matthew beginning to make landfall in Florida, October 6, 2016. Credit NOAA.