Stories, video, photos and how to help: Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina
Hurricane Matthew generated devastating flooding across central and eastern North Carolina in October 2016 after the storm brushed past the coastline on Oct. 8, 2016. The hurricane dumped more than a foot of rain 100 miles inland, swelling streams and rivers to levels above what Hurricane Floyd produced in 1999.
Some of the hardest hit counties were Cumberland, Robeson, Wayne, Johnston, Harnett, Lenoir, Nash and Edgecombe. At least 26 North Carolinians lost their lives. About 1 million homes were without power, some for days. Hundreds of roads were closed, including I-95 and I-40, and thousands of people were forced to leave their homes, some plucked from rooftops by the Coast Guard.
Below, you can find all of WRAL's coverage of the storm, including stories, videos and photos of the historic storm and its aftermath, along with the outpouring of support for those who lost property to the floods..
Road damaged by Matthew sends drivers on 30-mile detour
Three months ago Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina. Plenty of roads are still waiting for repairs, including a section of Highway 53 in southern Cumberland County. The detour around that short stretch of road takes drivers on a 30-mile journey.
FEMA deadline for Hurricane Matthew victims extended to Jan. 23
Because of the winter storm, the deadline for North Carolinians to seek federal aid in recovering from Hurricane Matthew has been extended to Jan. 23.
Photos: Hurricane Matthew by community
Hurricane Matthew skirted by the North Carolina coast on Oct. 8, 2016, but it dropped torrential rains across all of Central and Eastern North Carolina, leaving behind death and destruction for many.
Video: WRAL-TV reports on Hurricane Matthew, aftermath
After Hurricane Matthew, rivers rose, bringing devastating flooding to eastern North Carolina. WRAL-TV covered those communities as they evacuated, waited and faced cleanup and recovery.
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