Two more N. Carolina deaths raise toll to 43
Searchers found two more bodies inside vehicles that were submerged in flood waters in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew, increasing the toll in the state to 26 dead, Gov. Pat McCrory said Saturday.
McCrory talked a lot about recovery at his Saturday news conference — one week after the hurricane dumped more than a foot of rain 100 miles inland causing massive flooding in the eastern part of the state. Towns such as Princeville, Lumberton and Fair Bluff remain under water, and not all rivers have crested.
Early next week, the governor plans to release a detailed plan on how North Carolina will rebuild, including how to pay for the effort. But he said serious problems remain.
“There are still many, may difficult days ahead for North Carolina,” McCrory said.
Flooding triggered by the hurricane has killed at least 43 people in the United States and more than 500 people in Haiti.