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Onlookers navigate a flooded Water Street in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves into the Carolinas. Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast Saturday, lashing two of the South's most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flattening trees, swamping streets and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

(Bloomberg) – More than 1.5 million people are still without power as Matthew on Sunday brought Hurricane-force wind gusts and flooding to the outer banks of North Carolina, where the storm left at least seven dead.

Almost 423,000 homes and businesses were still in the dark in Florida, and more than 1.1 million had lost power in Georgia and North and South Carolina, as of noon New York time. 

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