Amazing video shows aerial footage of flooding in Wilson

WILSON, N.C. -- FOX8 photojournalist Daniel Markus recorded aerial video of the flooding in Wilson, North Carolina.

Drone footage captured the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and its devastating effects on the area. You see houses, cars, businesses, restaraunts and tractor trailors partially to fully submerged in water.

The deadly storm, which spread from the Carribean to the Carolinas, is no longer a hurricane but is still packing a powerful punch with record-breaking flood throughout North Carolina.

Gov. McCrory confirmed during a press conference Monday morning that there have been 10 confirmed storm-related fatalities in the state, with nearly 1,500 people stranded in Lumberton, North Carolina alone. Helicopters, boats, and swift water rescue teams are currently rescuing people from their rooftops in the area.

Hurricane Matthew is blamed for the 10 deaths in North Carolina, and 18 across four states. Haiti’s death count is nearly 900.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, there are 445,231 people without power in the state.

Numerous major interstates and roads, as well as hundreds of secondary roads remain closed. Among the major roads that are impacted include:

  • Parts of I-95 closed in multiple locations due to flooding… from Four Oaks south through Fayetteville and Lumberton
  • I-40 in several locations in Johnston County in and around Benson as well as in both directions near Exit 355 in Sampson County
  • Parts of US-70 in both directions in Wayne and Lenior Counties (east and west of Goldsboro)
  • Parts of NC Highway 12 in Dare County remain impassable due to sand and high water on the roadway.