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US Death Toll From Hurricane Matthew Climbs to 42

6 months 1 week 2 days ago October 14, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 Friday, October 14 2016 October 14, 2016 11:29 AM in News
Source: ABC News
By: ABC News

Hurricane Matthew continues to claim more victims.

This morning Virginia officials confirmed to ABC News the state's second storm-related death, saying that a Suffolk man who disappeared during Hurricane Matthew was found dead on Oct. 12.

The U.S. death toll from Matthew has now climbed to 42 as five states are still reeling more than a week after the storm ravaged the South.

Hard-hit communities are now focused on re-building and overcoming extreme flooding.

In some areas of North Carolina, floodwaters remain a major issue.

At a press conference yesterday afternoon North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said that the historic city of Princeville is completely underwater, and that the entire town has been evacuated.

"We are going to have to rebuild a town in Princeville," McCrory said.

In addition, authorities said over 100,000 customers remain without power across five states.

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