In that area of Lenoir County and Kinston, the Neuse River is at about 21 feet, which is already 7 feet above flood stage.
Eight people had to be plucked off of their rooftops by the Coast Guard Sunday in Pinetops.
The river was at record levels in Smithfield Monday morning.
The video shows heavily damaged homes, partially collapsed piers, and beach erosion.
Eleven people were killed and five are missing in North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot of rain in some parts.
A worried brother and a man with a drone used the power of social media to save someone trapped in their house.
More than 500,000 customers still do not have electricity in North Carolina.
Parking lots were turned into boat ramps and flood waters were much higher than normal, but the worst of the effects were in town.
There have been lots of viewer questions on social media wanting to know about rain totals from Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew has shut down a number of school districts throughout central and eastern North Carolina.