Officials report that the death toll from hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, has risen to 12 after the body of 75-year-old man was found in his car, according to the Associated Press.
Hurricane Matthew in General, it was ordered to the 26 deaths that were recorded in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The center of emergency operations said that the authorities had received a report of a missing person on Sunday, and that the last message on his mobile phone came at 1:17 p.m., which was traced. The area where the man was flooded. When the streams of water began to retreat the body was found inside the car. The identity of the man has not been established.
Threat of flooding is expected along the river Neuse in Kinston, North Carolina, where a mandatory evacuation was made on Monday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate WNCN. A mandatory evacuation for residents and businesses along the river Neuse in Lenoir County, including Kinston, began with 2 hours of the day on Monday.
Governor Pat Mccrory visited several areas on Monday in Fauteuil who have experienced a devastating flood after hurricane Matthew, reports CBS affiliate WNCN. Mccrory said that the larger the damage associated with the storm may be yet to come. He urged residents to be careful.
Matthew collapsed on Saturday morning in South Carolina as category 2 storm in the same city that has incurred the wrath of hurricane Hugo, 27 years ago.
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