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Focus shifts to recovery in North Carolina

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 01:27

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says 10 people are confirmed dead in storm-related incidents from Hurricane Matthew as the focus shifts to rescuing people from flooded areas and restoring power. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Hurricane Matthew has come and gone… but many in North Carolina are still struggling to recover. (SOUNDBITE) NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR, PAT MCCRORY, SAYING: "We don't know if it's necessarily a breach but a lot of water is coming through a dam and we're rescuing about 2,000 people. The water was up to their knees and um, but people were on their roofs this morning..." The governor says at least 10 people in the state died and the search is on for six more who are missing. Officials in North Carolina and several other southeastern states warn that deadly flooding could continue as swollen rivers crest in the coming days. All 2,000 residents in Princeville were told on Sunday to evacuate due to flash flood risks from the rising Tar River. Many are now sleeping in shelters. (SOUNDBITE) PRINCEVILLE RESIDENT, JACQUAN TOWNES, SAYING: "If you're not out by now, you need to get out and come to a safe place. Because it's not safe out there." Officials say over a million homes along the East coast are still without power… and these in Raleigh are no exception. Duke Energy says they've been working around the clock: (SOUNDBITE) DUKE ENERGY NC PRESIDENT, DAVID FOUNTAIN, SAYING: "...It's a massive effort and we are certainly working as diligently as we can to assess the damage. Right now, in some places, we haven't been able to complete a full damage assessment." Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone and has moved out to sea.

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Focus shifts to recovery in North Carolina

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 01:27