Three people were trapped on top of their vehicle in downtown around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Several municipalities in the CBS North Carolina viewing area have established curfews in response to Hurricane Matthew.
The high winds led to numerous trees down with power outages across the state at more than 735,000 as of 7 a.m. Sunday.
Officials with Bladen County Emergency Services confirmed two people died in a submerged vehicle in Clarkton Saturday.
Gov. McCrory said in a press conference Saturday morning that Hurricane Matthew needs to be taken extremely seriously by residents.
The storm could bring more than nine inches of rain to the Sandhills and up to seven inches in parts of central North Carolina.
“What we feared is now happening in North Carolina,” McCrory said.
Residents in flood prone area are encouraged to evacuate.
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