Matthew Leaves 16 Dead In US; 7 Killed In North Carolina Amid Severe Flooding

By  //  October 10, 2016

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MORE THAN 500 KILLED IN HAITI

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Dozens of people — including a woman and her small child — had to be rescued from their cars as life-threatening flash floods surprised many in North Carolina. Rivers and creeks overflowed, driving people from their homes. (Fox News image)

(FOX NEWS) – As North Carolina reeled from Matthew’s devastating flooding, officials announced Sunday that the storm killed at least seven people in the state, and 16 overall in the U.S. 

Dozens of people — including a woman and her small child — had to be rescued from their cars as life-threatening flash floods surprised many in North Carolina. Rivers and creeks overflowed, driving people from their homes.

The unofficial rainfall totals were staggering: 18 inches in Wilmington, 14 inches in Fayetteville and 8 inches in Raleigh. “This is a very, very serious and deadly storm,” Gov. Pat McCrory said.

Officials in Haiti said the storm killed more than 500 people when it tore across the country as a hurricane.

Shortly before daybreak, the hurricane was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

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As of 8 a.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 60 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving out to sea. It still had hurricane-force winds of 75 mph.

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