Drownings push hurricane death toll to 19 in flooded North Carolina
Rivers swollen by rainfall from Hurricane Matthew rose dangerously higher in North Carolina on Wednesday, prompting officials to go door to door urging residents to leave as a wide swath of the state faced its worst flooding in 17 years.
Floodwaters have swamped areas across the central and eastern part of the state, where drownings in recent days have brought the death toll to 19.
That figure represents more than half of the deaths in the U.S. Southeast linked to the fierce Atlantic storm, which killed around 1,000 people in Haiti and displaced hundreds of thousands as it tore through the... read more
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