Residents walk down flooded streets after Hurricane Matthew caused downed trees, power outages, a municipal water outage and widespread flooding along the Lumber River in Lumberton.
Residents walk down flooded streets after Hurricane Matthew caused downed trees, power outages, a municipal water outage and widespread flooding along the Lumber River in Lumberton. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Residents walk down flooded streets after Hurricane Matthew caused downed trees, power outages, a municipal water outage and widespread flooding along the Lumber River in Lumberton. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

October 22, 2016 7:19 PM