At least seven people were killed in North Carolina by Hurricane Matthew's destructive forces, bringing the storm's death toll to 15 across three southeastern states, authorities said Sunday morning.
More than 500 flooded residents were rescued overnight in North Carolina and more than two million businesses and homes still without power along the southeastern seaboard as Matthew continued to batter the Atlantic coast with 75 mph winds even as it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.
"This is an extremely dangerous situation," North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said during a Sunday morning news conference. "We have neighborhoods underwater. I am praying we don't find people who were swept away."
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