By: Laura Bessette, medical intern/special contributor, The Associated PressMore than 6 million Americans have been displaced from their homes by Hurricane Matthew, the largest hurricane to hit the U.S. since Tropical Storm Andrew in 1985.
More than 2.7 million people have been evacuated from Florida and Texas, and more than 800,000 people are living in shelters or are sleeping in car shelters.
In Florida, the hurricane caused major power outages and forced evacuations for more than 3,000 homes.
The U.N. has issued a declaration of a state of emergency, while officials are working to bring in more generators.
The storm was moving inland Friday, and heavy rains are expected in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, the Associated Press reports.