BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT/WNCN) — Gov. Pat McCrory says three people have died in North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew dumps heavy rains on the state.

McCrory said at a news conference Saturday that two people died in a submerged car in Bladen County, and one person died when a car hydroplaned in Sampson County. He provided no other details on the deaths.

The governor advised people to stay home and not to drive anywhere from Raleigh and further to the east. He also warned that the storm will turn around and go through the coastal area again Saturday.

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