Rescuers again retrieving people from floods after Matthew

The minimum-security facility for male inmates is near where the Little and Neuse rivers meet.

In neighbouring SC, a vehicle trying to cross a flooded roadway in Florence County was swept away by flood waters, killing one person, Governor Nikki Haley said.

The two waited in the vehicle as the water rose inside the auto to their knees. "After observing the handgun, the sergeant shot the man, who succumbed to his injuries", the release said. "The water is right across the street", Lynch said. He says the work will need to be inspected before residents can return home.

The island has only about 400 permanent residents, but on busy summer weekends the population can swell to 30,000.

At least 36 people lost their lives in accidents related to Hurricane Matthew on the east coast of the United States, various sources including the Weather Channel announced Tuesday. As the system developed, it was numbered as "Invest 97L" which would eventually turn into Tropical Storm Matthew and then Hurricane Matthew.

McCrory says emergency officials are still working with FEMA and other counties to access the damage and help provide disaster aid. He said Haiti continues to feel the impact of the storm.

It's expected to be several days before power is restored. Of those, about 300,000 customers are in North Carolina and around 100,000 were in SC.

Interstate 95 - a major artery for the East Coast - was closed in Lumberton and engineers could not predict when it would reopen. NY time Monday, with more than 855,000 without power from Georgia to southeastern Virginia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from utility websites.

At least 500,000 customers are now without electricity service, he noted.

More than 300,000 SC residents are still without power as of Tuesday morning, according to AP. People in central and eastern North Carolina remain under a flood watch or warning.

Obama spoke by phone on Monday with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and with Obama's homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco. An evacuation has been ordered for the area and anyone who refuses, McCrory says, will have to pay for their rescue.

That's a lot like what happened with Hurricane Floyd in 1999. At least three people were missing.

"This is the worst I've ever seen here", Clark said.

Seventeen people have died in North Carolina as a result of the storm, McCrory said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

"People got incredibly lucky", Colorado State University meteorology professor Phil Klotzbach. He said the river's banks are normally more than 100 yards away, hidden behind a tree line. The powerful storm was blamed for the death of 35 people.

One in Sampson County on Saturday when a male driver hydroplaned his vehicle and struck a tree. "This storm is still impacting people in a big way".

Finger called 911 around 10 p.m. Sunday when water reached her knees.

Local officials were forced to close streets in Virginia Beach, Franklin, Hampton and Isle of Wight.

Pat McCrory has activated the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew.

Emergency crews have been using helicopters and boats to rescue some residents stranded on rooftops.

Lamar Brayboy, director of electric utilities for Lumberton, said he hoped Duke Energy would be able to fix transmission lines late Monday evening or today. Major flooding was also forecast along the Waccamaw River in Conway.

See photos of Hurricane Matthew damage from around the Midlands.

In addition to the seven deaths in North Carolina, there were four in Florida, three in Georgia and two in SC, where a 66-year-old man was found outside his nursing home in Columbia, pinned beneath his electric wheelchair and face-down in standing water from the rains, a coroner said.

In Lumberton, a levee broke overnight and crews scrambled to rescue 1,500 people.



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