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Hurricane Matthew's US death toll rises to 27

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 11 2016 Oct 11, 2016 October 11, 2016 10:45 AM October 11, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

LUMBERTON, N.C. - Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina, have found the body of a man who was in a car that was washed away in the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew.

Emergency Management Director Stephanie Chavis said the man's body was found late Monday afternoon after an extensive search.

The man's name has not been released.

The death raises the storm's toll to 27, including 15 deaths in North Carolina. All but one have involved motor vehicles.

Chavis says officials have been working to contact people thought to be missing who are not getting phone calls because of power outages.

She says she's not sure what searchers will find once the flooding is over.

Chavis says state it's hard to get help to everyone quickly because of flooded roads.

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