As some rivers around the state crest and begin to slowly recede, officials warn the danger is far from over and are urging evacuees not to return home just yet.
President Donald Trump arrived in North Carolina around 10:30 a.m. He will tour damage in the New Bern area on Wednesday. During a news conference, Governor Cooper said the storm was "epic" and unlike any other that's hit the state.
"We are a beacon in the South, and we have weathered storms before in our state. Mr. President, we have never seen one like this. This one was been epic. It has been disastrous. It has been wide spread. It's a storm like no other."
The death toll has climbed to 37 storm-related deaths in three states, 27 of which were in North Carolina.
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