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Weekly wrap-up: Hurricane Matthew kills nearly 600 in Haiti before lashing US; Chaba turns deadly in Pacific

Hurricane Matthew claimed hundreds of lives, left hundreds of thousands without power and displaced residents across the southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean as it brought its destructive wind and rain to the region.

Haiti experienced most of the destruction, with nearly 600 lives lost and more than 60,000 in shelters, according to Reuters. The storm also impacted Cuba and the Bahamas.

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After Matthew raged in the Caribbean, it turned north toward the southeastern coast of the United States, aiming for Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

More than 2 million people in the U.S. were told to evacuate, with 1.5 million of evacuees from Florida alone.

Saint Anne church lays totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Camp Perrin, a district of Les Cayes, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

By Friday morning, over 600,000 homes were reported without power, and over 3,000 flights were canceled.

In preparation for the storm, residents flocked to local retailers to clear shelves of emergency supplies and waited in line for hours at gas pumps.

Meanwhile, in the Pacific, former-Super Typhoon Chaba wreaked havoc across Japan and South Korea. At least five people reportedly lost their lives due to the storm's destruction.

The storm was classified as a super typhoon on Monday and weakened from there.

Flooding and structural damage were reported in South Korea. According to Korea Electric Power Corporation, 200,000 homes lost power.

A sewer overflows as South Korean streets flood from Super Typhoon Chaba. (Screen grab from Instagram video/hyo.young)

Despite the tropical storms along the coasts, there was drastically different weather across other parts of the U.S., including severe weather over the Central states and wintry weather for others. Valentine, Nebraska, caught a glimpse of the upcoming snowy season during late week.

Parts of Nebraska received about 1.5 inches of snow on Thursday, creating slick road conditions with sub-freezing temperatures.