Hurricane Matthew: Drone footage shows the trail of destruction storm left in its wake
Haunting drone footage of Hurricane Matthew's devastation in Haiti was published by the Guardian Friday morning.
The hurricane hit the small island nation Tuesday, leaving a death toll of more than 800. A reported 80% of the buildings in the southwestern Haitian city of Jeremie were demolished.
Mourad Wahba, United Nations deputy special representative for Haiti, described the hurricane as the "largest humanitarian event" since the small country was largely destroyed by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010.
Supplies of food and water are reportedly running out, and flood waters are impeding rescue efforts, as is the outage of power and phone connectivity.
Hurricane Matthew hit the United States' south Atlantic coast — including South Carolina, Georgia and Florida — early Friday. Approximately 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate in anticipation of the storm.
Overall, the hurricane is expected to impact 28 million people.
Correction: Oct. 7, 2016