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NC Flooding: Hurricane Matthew Water-Swollen Rivers Set to Rise

Matthew's death toll in the U.S. has climbed to 38, half of them in North Carolina

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    From left, truck driver Eugene Coleman, Wilton Suggs and Jeremy Suggs transport containers of diesel fuel in a flat-bottom boat to a stranded semi tractor trailer truck laden with produce from FEMA thorough floodwaters caused by rain from Hurricane Matthew on NC Highway 41 West at the Bladen and Robeson County line outside of Lumberton, N.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The trio is planning to add fuel to keep the produce from spoiling. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)

    Hurricane Matthew-bloated rivers in North Carolina will continue to rise this week, threatening to flood parts of the state, NBC News reported. 

    "Record flooding is slowly moving down river on Nuese and Tar rivers," NBC meteorologist Bill Karins said. "Crests will occur in the next two days, but even then it will be well into the weekend before these rivers show significant water level drops."

    In Greenville, authorities had ordered evacuations for about one-tenth of its 90,000 people. The Tar was expected crest later in the day and officials warned it would overwhelm every bridge in the county, The Associated Press reported.\

    Matthew's death toll in the U.S. has climbed to 39, 20 of them in North Carolina.