Oct 11, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Floodwaters Slowly Recede; Hurricane Watch for Nicole in Bermuda

Lumberton, NC
USA
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
A boat passes a church in Nichols, S.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt, AP
A boat passes a church in Nichols, S.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt, AP

Multiple rivers continue rampage above major flood stage in North Carolina as the state reels from a multi-billion dollar flood disaster wrought by the torrential rains from Hurricane Matthew over the weekend. At least 14 deaths have been reported across the state, according to weather.com. More than 1,500 people were stranded by high flood waters in the town of Lumberton on Monday (some fleeing to rooftops), and had to be rescued by helicopter and boat. More than 650,000 customers remained without electricity on Tuesday morning in the Southeast U.S., with about half of those in North Carolina and Virginia