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APEC North Carolina vital in its Preparedness last year compared to latest Hurricane Matthew aftermath

APEC North Carolina

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Hurrican Matthew’s wrath did not die down when it became a storm. Just a change of name but the power is the same. Nurse clinging into a tree, family rescued from flood waters and cars floating are just few of the devastations in North and South Carolina. Big contrast during the APEC North Carolina days last year.

[VIDEO]: It’s imaginable how powerful Hurricane Matthew that becomes a deadly storm leaves North Carolina in despair. These are scenes you do not wish to witness.

Hurricane Irene Exacted a Heavy Toll on North Carolina State Last Year

Hurricane Irene, on a morning landfall during the weekend of August 27, stomped across the state and claimed at least six lives. N.C. State has been put under a critical situation: lives put at risks, properties being destroyed, the inundation triggered
cutting off Hatteras Island from routes leading to the mainland, leaving about 2,500 residents stranded, which were expecting an emergency ferry sent for rescue. So far, the hurricane has urged shut-down of at least 10 major roads and several airports in Atlantic Beach.

This Year, People are urged to stay away from water

Twenty people in North Carolina have been killed by floodwaters and tens of thousands remained without power after Hurricane Matthew swamped the state with record rains, the governor said Wednesday. Another death was confirmed Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory said, telling reporters: “I cannot emphasize enough to stay away from the water. It will kill you.”

Deaths in the Southeastern States

Matthew has been blamed for at least 39 deaths across five Southeastern states since churning up the Florida coast Friday.

Another person was killed in a confrontation with a state trooper in Lumberton, N.C., where emergency crews spent Monday rescuing residents stranded by floodwaters. McCrory said the trooper was traveling in a Humvee when the man drew a weapon on the trooper, and the trooper shot him.

Hurricane to Deadly Storm

Matthew, the deadly storm that’s spread misery from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, is no longer a hurricane. But even as it heads out to sea, the storm is causing serious problems for the southeastern United States.

North Carolina is off the map

One thousand people in North Carolina have been rescued, some in dramatic helicopter operations, and 3,000 people are still living in shelters, authorities said Sunday. More than 585,00 customers still lacked electricity Sunday night. “Hurricane Matthew may be off the map, but it is still with us,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Sunday.

Power is Out

The storm left more than 2 million utility customers without power Saturday night in South Carolina (833,000), Florida (673,000), North Carolina (457,000) and Georgia (276,000).

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