Florida Raises Hurricane Matthew Death Toll to 9

Hurricane Matthew
Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 21:54:00-04

FLORIDA (AP) - Florida officials say nine deaths are now blamed on Hurricane Matthew.

The state's tally includes two deaths in Miami-Dade County, one each in Orange, Putnam and Duval counties and four in Volusia County.

The four deaths reported by Volusia officials were a woman struck by a falling tree during the storm, an elderly man later electrocuted by a downed power line, a boy who inhaled generator fumes and a worker crushed by a large log while removing trees in the storm's aftermath.

Matthew brushed Florida's Atlantic coastline last week, staying just offshore as it moved from the Miami area to Jacksonville.

The storm has been blamed for more than 500 deaths in Haiti and 34 in the United States - 18 of those in North Carolina.