Flood waters surround several houses in Rocky Mount, N.C., near the Tar River Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2016. Heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew caused extensive flooding across eastern North Carolina last year.
Flood waters surround several houses in Rocky Mount, N.C., near the Tar River Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2016. Heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew caused extensive flooding across eastern North Carolina last year. Thomas Babb The News & Observer
Flood waters surround several houses in Rocky Mount, N.C., near the Tar River Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2016. Heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew caused extensive flooding across eastern North Carolina last year. Thomas Babb The News & Observer

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