Hurricane Matthew Update: 4th person Dies in SC

A swift water rescue team transports a resident of to safety on a street covered with floodwaters caused by rain from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, N.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A fourth death has been attributed to Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina.
Gov. Nikki Haley said during a Statehouse news conference Thursday that a person died in Dillon County earlier this week while trying to move a wire in an area that contained water.
Department of Natural Resources Director Alvin Taylor said the Little Pee Dee River had crested, which is good news for residents in flooded communities in the state’s northeast.
But Haley said she and officials are “holding our breath” when it comes to the Waccamaw River in Conway, which is not expected to reach its peak until early next week. The rising water has flooded the Conway Marina and could wash over railroad trestles in town.
Haley also said just over 75,000 people are still without electricity in South Carolina.

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