Hurricane Matthew death toll in South Carolina reaches 4

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  • Latest death reported in Dillon County, joining two deaths in Florence County and one in Richland County
  • Neighboring state North Carolina has received more attention in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

(CNN)At least four people have died in South Carolina as a result of flooding from Hurricane Matthew, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday.

The newest reported fatality occurred in Dillon County, joining two deaths in Florence County and one in Richland County. She did not provide further details.
    Neighboring state North Carolina has received more attention in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, with new reports of death and devastation each day.
    But South Carolina has had problems of its own, from storm-related damage, flooding and power outages. There are still 11 shelters open in South Carolina, housing 372 residents. Six schools are still closed.
    But progress has been steady, Haley said.
    Power outages are down to 75,000 customers from a high of 861,000 the day after the storm.
    All bridges except one leading to the coast are open and coastal bridges are fully operational.