Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina with flooding rains, the storm’s death toll in the state has risen again, to 28.
A man who was hurt during the storm in Kinston died Thursday, according to Gov. Pat McCrory, who announced the man’s death during a press conference in Lumberton. McCrory did not provide any details.
Hurricane Matthew dropped up to 15 inches in rain over Eastern North Carolina on Oct. 8 and 9, resulting in historic flooding on creeks and rivers in the region, including the Neuse and Lumber.
Most of the 28 people killed as a result of Matthew drowned during or after the storm. At least 17 were driving or were passengers in vehicles on flooded roads that were swept into deep water.