8 Dead In North Carolina Flooding, 5 Others Missing

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RALEIGH, N.C. (CBSMiami/AP) — Eight people have died after Hurricane Matthew smacked the state with torrential rains and authorities are searching for five people, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Sunday.

McCrory said dangerous flooding will last into next week.

Thousands of people had to be rescued from homes and businesses when Hurricane Matthew’s torrential rains triggered severe flooding in North Carolina. Some were plucked from rooftops, others were clinging to trees and one woman and her small child were standing on their car as the rising waters swallowed it.

The death toll in the U.S. climbed to at least 17 — nearly half of them in North Carolina. More than 500 were killed by the storm in Haiti.

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