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Aftereffects of Hurricane Matthew to linger in North Carolina
Hurricane Matthew was long gone from the Atlantic coast early Monday, but the devastation lingered, most notably in North Carolina, where flooded cities tried to dry out and those downstream kept a close eye on rising rivers. (Photo: AP)
Hurricane Matthew was long gone from the Atlantic coast early Monday, but the devastation lingered, most notably in North Carolina, where flooded cities tried to dry out and those downstream kept a close eye on rising rivers. (Photo: AP)
The flooding disaster is forecast to slowly unfold over the next several days as all that rain flows into rivers and downstream, likely causing more inundation in many of the same places devastated by a similar deluge from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. (Photo: AP)
The flooding disaster is forecast to slowly unfold over the next several days as all that rain flows into rivers and downstream, likely causing more inundation in many of the same places devastated by a similar deluge from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. (Photo: AP)
Princeville, a town of 2,000 that disappeared in the waters of the Tar River during Floyd, was evacuated on Sunday as the river was expected to rise to 17 feet above flood stage by late on Monday. (Photo: AP)
Princeville, a town of 2,000 that disappeared in the waters of the Tar River during Floyd, was evacuated on Sunday as the river was expected to rise to 17 feet above flood stage by late on Monday. (Photo: AP)
Thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars during the torrential rains. (Photo: AP)
Thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars during the torrential rains. (Photo: AP)
Even animals had to be saved. South Edgecombe Fire and Rescue workers rescued several dogs that were trapped in homes flooded by rising water from Town Creek in Pinetops, North Carolina. (Photo: AP)
Even animals had to be saved. South Edgecombe Fire and Rescue workers rescued several dogs that were trapped in homes flooded by rising water from Town Creek in Pinetops, North Carolina. (Photo: AP)
Authorities were also on the lookout for five people and feared that they may find more victims. (Photo: AP)
Authorities were also on the lookout for five people and feared that they may find more victims. (Photo: AP)
Shortly before daybreak on Sunday, the hurricane was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. As of 2 pm EDT, the storm was centered about 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving out to sea. (Photo: AP)
Shortly before daybreak on Sunday, the hurricane was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. As of 2 pm EDT, the storm was centered about 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving out to sea. (Photo: AP)
The damage in many places along the coast was relatively modest, consisting mostly of flooded streets, flattened trees and blown-down signs and awnings. (Photo: AP)
The damage in many places along the coast was relatively modest, consisting mostly of flooded streets, flattened trees and blown-down signs and awnings. (Photo: AP)
Lives have been lost, property has been severely damaged and there's still continuing risk of flooding going on, President Barack Obama said. (Photo: AP)
Lives have been lost, property has been severely damaged and there's still continuing risk of flooding going on, President Barack Obama said. (Photo: AP)
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory warned that cities along rivers in eastern North Carolina needed to be prepared for days of flooding. (Photo: AP)
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory warned that cities along rivers in eastern North Carolina needed to be prepared for days of flooding. (Photo: AP)
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