In a Thursday afternoon news conference, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced 17 storm-related deaths following Hurricane Matthew and discussed the rising floodwaters in multiple cities and counties. Millions of gallons of water are currently flowing into the Tar River, which borders towns including Tarboro and Princeville.
“Princeville is going through the peak at this point in time on the Tar River. Most of that town has been evacuated,” McCrory said. “Sadly, they have a history of flooding, but that county has done an outstanding job in that evacuation.”
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