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Hurricane Matthew might be over, but the worst of North Carolina's floods is yet to come.

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Hurricane Matthew, a deadly hurricane, has left flooding and destruction in its wake.


Here's the latest on Hurricane Matthew:

  • At least 29 deaths have been blamed on the storm. 
  • Thousands more have been evacuated from their homes.
  • Eastern towns could experience flooding throughout the week


Flooding is expected to reach its peak this week as residents look for shelter.

UPDATE 5:58 p.m. EST Oct. 11, 2016

The flooding death toll has climbed to 17 in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday. 

Parts of North Carolina remain under a dangerous flood risk for the next three days, McCrory added. 

The Washington Post reported that more than 2,000 rescues have been completed in North Carolina alone. 

McCrory said widespread flooding could last until Friday. 

UPDATE 11:10 a.m EST

Gov. McCrory said Hurricane Matthew has killed 10 people in North Carolina, and dangerous flooding is still on the way.

The Tar River could reach 25 feet deep by Wednesday. It floods at 13 feet, according to WLOS.

Hurricane Matthew is off the map. But it is still with us. And it is still deadly.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

Post-tropical cyclone (formerly Hurricane) Matthew isn't storming up the Atlantic coast anymore. But the floods it left in its wake could be even more dangerous. North Carolina is expected to see record-breaking floods. Those records were set during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

I was scared. I was scared. And I thought, I thought the world was going to end. But it didn't.
Ezekiel Crowe, 10, rescued by police boat

Entire towns were evacuated, like Princeville, which disappeared in the waters of the Tar River during Hurricane Floyd. 

More than a million people are still without power in the Carolinas, and the Coast Guard has already rescued many people from rooftops. The storm killed 18 people in the U.S. to date.

Hurricane Matthew might be over, but the worst of North Carolina's floods is yet to come.

Alisha Brooks's home was flooded. She said she and her family helped people evacuate their apartments and get to safety.

Here are the scenes of the damage done in North Carolina.

The storm's total damage is estimated at about $4 billion to $6 billion - far less than Superstorm Sandy's $20 billion or Hurricane Katrina's $40 billion, according to property data firm CoreLogic.

Driving on our roadways right now at any time of day is treacherous. At night it is deadly.
Florence County S.C. Sheriff Kenney Boone

In some areas, rivers could rise as 17 feet above flood stage by the end of Monday, and the floodwaters could linger for days, making many roads extremely dangerous. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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