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A week later, Hurricane Matthew death toll continues to rise

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory confirmed on Saturday that the death toll in the wake of Hurricane Matthew had risen to 26 in his state. The announcement came after two more bodies — a 53-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman — were pulled from their cars, which had been trapped underwater. Forty-six people — 26 in North Carolina, 12 in Florida, four in South Carolina, three in Georgia and one in Virginia — died across the country during the hurricane and its aftermath.
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