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Hurricane Matthew's US Death Toll Rises to 36

At least 36 people had been killed by Hurricane Matthew across five Southeastern states

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    A swift water rescue team down a street covered by floodwaters caused by rain from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

    The death toll from Hurricane Matthew in the U.S. rose again Tuesday, with authorities saying six people were killed by the floodwaters sweeping North Carolina, NBC News reported. 

    At least 36 people have been killed by Hurricane Matthew across five Southeastern states, including 17 in North Carolina, according to Gov. Pat McCrory, who warned Tuesday that life-threatening waters continued to rise.

    One person was killed in a confrontation with a state trooper in Lumberton, North Carolina, where emergency crews spent Monday rescuing residents stranded by floodwaters.

    More than 2,000 people had to be rescued during and after the storm as water filled their homes and washed over streets, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.