NC Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Raises to 43

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Searchers found two more bodies inside vehicles that were submerged in flood waters in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew, increasing the toll in the state to 26 dead, Gov. Pat McCrory said Saturday.

McCrory talked a lot about recovery at his Saturday news conference — one week after the hurricane dumped more than a foot of rain 100 miles inland causing massive flooding in the eastern part of the state. Towns such as Princeville, Lumberton and Fair Bluff remain under water, and not all rivers have crested.

Early next week, the governor plans to release a detailed plan on how North Carolina will rebuild, including how to pay for the effort. But he said serious problems remain.

“There are still many, may difficult days ahead for North Carolina,” McCrory said.

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