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Florida Prepares As Hurricane Matthew Barrels Towards Atlantic Coast

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Hurricane Matthew made landfall yesterday in North Carolina, and its effects were felt even in theTriangle, we’re 6-8 inches of rain fell in Wake County. Many businesses closed early, many areas flooded, roads closes, and sadly there were 7 storm-related deaths.

Here’s an update on Hurricane Matthew in NC:

Here’s what you need to know as of Sunday morning:

  • A boil water advisory has been issued for the Fayetteville, Sanford and Lee County. Spring Lake is asking residents to conserve water.
  • 7 people in Sampson, Bladen, Pitt, Johnston and Harnett counties have died.
  • Parts of I-40 and I-95 remain closed due to flooding
  • Over 814,925 people are without power across the state
  • At least 79 shelters are open in 23 counties, housing more than 4,100 people
  • Officials are assessing overtopping, breaches and failures throughout the state, particularly in Hoke, Moore, and Bladen counties. Levee breached in Lumberton.
  • Flooding continues to be a major issue
  • Many residents are also dealing with downed trees and power lines.
  • Rainfall of 5-8 inches fell around the Triangle and 10-15 inches from Fayetteville to Goldsboro.
  • Multiple counties and municipalities have declared states of emergency. The City of Fayetteville declared a mandatory curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. as a precaution.
  • Al-Furqan School (Wake) – Closed Sunday.
  • Burns Childcare Center (Cumberland) – Closed.
  • Campbell University (Harnett) – Closed.
  • Cherubs Daycare Center (Cumberland) – Closed.
  • Cumberland County Schools (Cumberland) – Closed Monday.
  • Dillard Academy Charter School (Wayne) – Closed Monday.
  • Edgecombe Co. Schools (Edgecombe) – Closed.
  • Fayetteville Tech. Community College (Cumberland) – Closed.
  • Harnett County Schools (Harnett) – Closed Monday.
  • Harvest Preparatory Academy (Cumerland) – Closed Monday.
  • Lee County Schools – Closed Monday.
  • Little Spouts Learning Cencer LLC (Harnett) – Closed.
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (Nash) – Closed.
  • New Life Baptist and PreSchool – Closed Monday.
  • Riverside Christian Academy-Fayetteville (Cumberland) – Monday Classes Canceled.
  • Wayne County Public Schools (Wayne) – Closed Monday.

WakeFlood Warning from 1:50 a.m., Oct 9 until 1:45 p.m., Oct 9
Wind Advisory from 6:00 a.m., Oct 8 until 6:00 p.m., Oct 9



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