Floodwaters Destroy Historical North Carolina Town

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Sandbags and no entry signs are seen in front of apartments located near the Tar River as floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew continue to rise on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. The city is about half an hour south of Princeville, N.C. (Brian Blanco/AP)

Rivers in North Carolina are expected to crest — bringing flooding to some of the coastal towns

Floodwaters have destroyed the historical town of Princeville, which was founded by freed slaves in 1865. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has vowed to restore the town of 2,000.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Will Michaels of WUNC about the continuing effects of the the Hurricane Matthew.


Will Michaels, daily news producer for WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He tweets @WillMichaels.

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