The storm left behind a water-logged landscape where flooding was expected to persist for the rest of the week and at least three rivers could reach record levels

With floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew on the rise, at least one North Carolina city appeared near chaos Monday, its police station shuttered and sporadic gunfire in the air, and authorities worried that more communities could end up the same way.

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Source: Guardian Environment