North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

He says SC fared better than Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, because the storm was stronger when it hit Florida and Georgia, weakened when it hit SC, and then dumped a lot of rain on North Carolina.

"Crops that were left in the ground during the storm, such as cotton, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and peanuts are in trouble", Long said in a statement obtained by

Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called Moore's ruling "a victory for the people in Chatham County whose lives were affected by Hurricane Matthew".

He told reporters on Friday that the latest storm-related deaths were in Cumberland County and Lenoir County but offered few other details.

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help
North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

McCrory said people hoping to travel through the area should avoid Interstate 95 because a portion of the road is flooded, and he suggested finding alternate routes.

Overall, Matthew has killed 41 people across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, according to authorities, and 130,000 customers remain without power across the five states.

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 U.S. Agency for International Development, known as USAID, said Thursday it would provide more than $12 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Haiti, the Bahamas and Jamaica.

"People are playing golf 20 miles from here and yet we have a whole town under water".

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A garage is surrounded by flood waters of the Tar River, due to rainfall caused from Hurricane Matthew in Greenville, North Carolina, on Tuesday.

While some areas are beginning to recover from the flooding, other areas are about to be hit.

McCrory said the number of statewide power outages continues to drop, down to about 44,000 from a peak of more than 800,000 Sunday. And nutrients that spill over from these animal waste lagoons could lead to algae blooms within the state's rivers, lakes and even coastline well into the future.

City manager Wayne Horne said Thursday there's no timetable for the restoration of service because of the high water levels from the Lumber River. One person was reported as missing. Thousands of North Carolinians would have registered to vote were it not for this deadly natural disaster. Almost half Chatham County residents lost power during the storm.

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Meanwhile, drought continues to creep into areas of North Carolina west of Charlotte, which saw nearly no rain from Hurricane Matthew.

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Water has started to flood homes in a North Carolina town founded by freed slaves that was destroyed in flooding in Hurricane Floyd 17 years ago.

In addition to crops, eastern North Carolina also has large poultry and swine populations.

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The governor pledged to help the town rebuild as well as take steps to make sure the town isn't overrun by floodwaters again.

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