Military and civilian rescues continued during the week

Courtesy of North Carolina National Guard

Flooding in North Carolina kept the National Guard busy as they performed water rescues throughout the state. Lumberton is one of the cities inundated with high water after Hurricane Matthew. Of the known deaths blamed on Matthew nationwide, at least 17 were reported in North Carolina. The flooding continued in some riverside towns where boat and helicopter crews have rescued thousands. Major rivers in the state were expected to be above flood stage for most of the week after the hurricane.


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