Two more N. Carolina deaths raise toll to 43

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

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.

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