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Hurricane Matthew Struck Five Years Ago Today

Hurricane Matthew Struck Five Years Ago Today

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS ) — This day (Friday, October 8) marks five years since Hurricane Matthew made its way along the North Carolina coast.  The 2016 storm dumped heavy rainfall over much of Eastern Carolina. State Climatologist Corey Davis says lessons were learned about dealing with flooding.  There were 29 deaths in North Carolina attributed to the storm, and Davis notes those deaths all came inland away from the coast.  Davis says that goes to show the danger that flooding can present.   Davis says this system was unique in that did not make a traditional landfall in the Tar Heel State. Matthew was at one time a Category 5 Hurricane when it struck Haiti.

Flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016