North Carolina governor says more floods on way

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory says more damage is still to come for many people in the eastern part of North Carolina as the state faces its ninth day of Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath.

He also said the state’s death toll from the storm has risen to 19.

At a news conference Wednesday in Raleigh, McCrory said serious flooding is heading downstream even though the weather now looks beautiful.

He said many people are hurting, living in shelters and preparing for major flooding. The governor says major flood issues remain in Robeson County.

The governor is especially worried about the Tar River in Greenville and the Neuse River in Goldsboro.

Four counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration: Bertie, Wayne, Johnston and Wilson counties.

The number of power outages in the state has dropped to 143,000.

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