Updated 3:15 p.m. October 17, 2016
Governor Pat McCrory was in New Bern this afternoon to survey damage from the floods left behind by Hurricane Matthew.
The state Department of Transportation says many roads are still closed in eastern North Carolina, but I-95 has reopened from Fayetteville to Lumberton. At least 25 people have died in North Carolina. Most were trapped in the vehicles in the flooding.
Officials estimate that flooding from Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings.