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Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and frequently writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. A University of Missouri graduate, he has covered news in the Midwest for a number of publications and previously wrote about technology, culture and the Middle East as a featured writer for the New Inquiry. He hails from Kansas City, Mo.
Analysis: Most of Florence's victims have died in vehicles, on the road during the storm

An analysis by the Los Angeles Times of 35 deaths officials have linked to storm Florence so far showed that more than half — 20 victims — died when they were apparently trapped in their cars by flooding or were involved in auto crashes during inclement weather.

Battered by Florence, North Carolina braces for more bad news as rivers rise rapidly

Storm-battered North Carolina remained in crisis Monday as rivers kept rising and some cities were besieged by floodwaters, even with a weakened Florence moving out of the region.

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