Excerpt from Fox News
As North Carolina reeled from Matthew's devastating flooding, officials announced Sunday that the storm killed at least eight people in the state, and 18 overall in the U.S.
Dozens of people -- including a woman and her small child -- had to be rescued from their cars as life-threatening flash floods surprised many in North Carolina. Rivers and creeks overflowed, driving people from their homes.
The unofficial rainfall totals were staggering: 18 inches in Wilmington, 14 inches in Fayetteville and 8 inches in Raleigh. "This is a very, very serious and deadly storm," Gov. Pat McCrory said.