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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)
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)
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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 after the Civil War. 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.

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

This article was originally published on October 14, 2016.

This segment aired on October 14, 2016.

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