Hurricane Matthew’s Toll Rises; Flooding Strands 1,500 in North Carolina


A boat taking diesel through the floodwaters of Hurricane Matthew to a stranded truck laden with produce from the Federal Emergency Management Agency near Lumberton, N.C., on Monday.

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■ Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina said Monday that an urgent rescue effort was underway in Lumberton, where a levee breach in the wake of Hurricane Matthew forced people to their rooftops.

The storm’s death toll in the United States has climbed to about two dozen, and with some residents still missing, that number could rise. Officials said it could be days before they are sure of the figures.

■ The toll in Haiti, which took a direct hit, has been hard to measure. As many as 1,000 people have died, according to a Reuters report based on…

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