FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTXF-AP-STORYFUL) - North Carolina may have been the state hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.
Nearly half of the storm deaths in the U.S. happened in the Tarheel State.
Torrential rains triggered severe flooding on Sunday.
Gov. Pat McCrory said police and emergency crews had made more than 880 water rescues.
In the Fayetteville area alone, rescue crews saved nearly 600 people from the rapidly rising floodwaters, officials said.
Video from one of them showed a water rescue in which a mother and toddler were pulled from their flooded vehicle.