Matthew's punch still delivers pain to North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Hurricane Matthew is gone, but the disaster it unleashed will slowly unfold this week as rivers across eastern North Carolina rise to levels unseen since a similar deluge flooded thousands of homes and businesses during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

Emergency planners are now using models that can pinpoint exactly how high the rivers can get and which buildings will be flooded days in advance. But they can't predict whether dams and levees will bust from the stress of more than a foot of rain in some places. At least one already has.

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