• Madison Campbell

Hurricane Matthew leaves 24 Dead in North Carolina Flooding


After Hurricane Matthew arrived in North Carolina, some of the town's residents closest to the rivers witnessed intense flooding. Many homes were water-damaged, leaving people and families in shelters.

The roads were flooded with water higher than 20 inches.

According to Abc11.com, as of Tuesday, October 11, "The Lumber River in the Lumberton area is currently running at record levels - 21.2'. The old record was 20' with flood stage at 13'. According to the NC Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network, 882 buildings are flooded with an estimated damage cost of $23.9 million."

It is mandatory for some people to move to a different location until the waters lower.

Over more than 2,000 people have been saved by more than 70 boating crews.

According to CNN, the governor said Tuesday morning, "Get out now!(We're) hearing 50 to 60 people are refusing the evacuation order. That is unacceptable."You are not only putting your life in jeopardy, you are" also endangering rescuers, he said.

So far, they have only counted 24 deaths, but there is still a possibility that there will be more.