Several areas along the East Coast were severely impacted by rain, flooding and winds from Hurricane Matthew. (Photo: Spex)

As estimates from Hurricane Matthew continue to come in, the numbers are climbing into the billions. Boston-based insurer, Karen Clark & Company (KC&C), estimates that insurers will pay approximately $7 billion for damages from wind, storm surge and inland flooding. Other estimates put the damage somewhere between $8 and $10 billion.

Among the most severely impacted coastal areas were Daytona Beach, Fla.; Tybee Island, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; and Hilton Head, S.C. Several towns in North Carolina exceeded their 500-year flood levels with significant precipitation. According to the NOAA, Fayetteville received 12.05 inches, Raleigh had 8.17 inches and Goldsboro experienced more than 15 inches of rain.

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