The Pender County Office of Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents where the the Black River is flooding.
Dozens of roads are still closed throughout Wayne County as the Neuse River is currently at 29 feet, 11 feet above flood stage.
County officials urge residents to not return home or attempt to drive through flooded roads.
McCrory said he was “distraught” about the loss of life.
The shooting occurred in a high water area.
At least 78 people are refusing to leave the area near the dam, officials said.
Monday, residents of Parkside apartments in Raleigh were packing up and moving out after flood waters destroyed their apartments.
Boris Sebastian Abbey, 43, was last seen on Saturday during the hurricane in the area of Morganton and Westlake roads.
The roads that are closed include US 117 and the southern connector to Hwy 581, officials said.
The Woodlake Dam in Moore County is under “imminent risk” of failure, the National Weather Service said.