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McCrory heads to New Bern to discuss Matthew relief effort

Posted October 17

— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will be in New Bern to provide an update on the state's recovery effort from Hurricane Matthew.

The governor's office said McCrory will appear at the Craven County Government Center at noon Monday to talk about damages from the storm.

At least 26 people have died in North Carolina, most in vehicle-related accidents.

State officials estimate the flooding has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings.

The state transportation department said flooding and debris has closed many roads in the eastern and central parts of North Carolina.

Interstate 95 is still closed in two stretches. The southbound lanes are closed between Fayetteville and Lumberton. A nine-mile stretch of the northbound lanes are also closed in the Lumberton area.


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