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North Carolina inundated with "extremely dangerous" flooding

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 01:05

Floodwaters left over from Hurricane Matthew are threatening residents of North Carolina, where the governor says at least 14 have already died. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The situation in Lumberton is desperate. Authorities are working around the clock to rescue thousands from their flooded neighborhoods. Some have not been so lucky... (SOUNDBITE) NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR, PAT MCCRORY, SAYING: "Sad to confirm with have 14 storm-related fatalities.... Governor Pat McCrory warns that widespread flooding and extremely dangerous conditions will persist for the next 72 hours. (SOUNDBITE) NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR, PAT MCCRORY, SAYING: "Too many people have died and we don't want any more to die." Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot of rain in areas of North Carolina already soaked from heavy September rainfall. And now this. Thirty-two school systems are closed, major highways remain blocked and nearly 4,000 people have taken refuge in shelters. The Woodlake Dam in Moore County is at risk of breaching. The governor is telling residents to listen to authorities, who have public safety as their top priority.

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North Carolina inundated with "extremely dangerous" flooding

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 01:05