1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

Share
1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

"Whatever you need from Washington, we are there", Trump told state and local officials at a briefing.

Even though Florence was downgraded into a tropical depression, officials say conditions are still unsafe.

Jordan is donating $1 million each to the American Red Cross and Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

The slow-moving storm has since been downgraded to a tropical depression and moved into the USA northeast.

Poultry producer Sanderson Farms says out their 880 broiler houses in North Carolina, 60 have flooded due to the hurricane.

The latest victims were two women in SC who drowned on Tuesday when a sheriff's department van in which they were riding was swept away by floodwaters.

Sampling waterways in eastern North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew showed a temporary increase in concentrations of some bacteria and pollutants in spots, according to a 2017 report from the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

Florence had effectively washed out normal contours of life across North Carolina, with Cooper saying that more than 1,100 roads were closed Tuesday and more than 340,000 people lacked power. Rivers swollen by days of rain still threaten communities barely touched by the storm.

At Fayetteville, about 161 kilometres inland, near the army's sprawling Fort Bragg, the Cape Fear River had risen about 15 meters toward a crest that was predicted to be more than seven metres above flood level. That has disrupted efforts to restore power, clear roads, and allow evacuated residents to go home.

Wilmington, just down the coast, remained nearly completely cut off by flooding from the Cape Fear River and earlier storm surges.

The governor said 16 rivers statewide were at major flood stage and more than 1100 roads were closed.

Kinston Police in North Carolina also posted a video on Facebook showing clumps of fire ants in flood waters, warning residents to stay safe.

North Carolina is the country's No. 2 swine-producing state, its leading producer of tobacco and a major poultry producer, making agriculture its principle industry, valued at $87 billion.

Environmental damage was also mounting as human and animal waste was swept up in roiling floodwaters.

Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

The state's vast hog farms and their waste lagoons - which one environmentalist called "cesspools the size of football fields" - pose one of the greatest perils.

Florence is now a large low-pressure system and rainstorm moving across New England and into the Canadian Maritime provinces, but not before making itself felt in the mid-Atlantic with soaking rains and flash floods.

On Wednesday, the president is scheduled to depart the White House en route to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina.

He visited a church in New Bern, a town of 30,000 people at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers that was hit especially hard by flooding, and joined volunteers in passing out boxed meals to people in a drive-through line.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Allen, Bills stun heavily favoured Vikings
Cousins had just 44 yards passing at halftime before throwing for 252 in the second half, when the game was out of reach. There wasn't any point in the game where Allen looked confused and rattled by the opponent or the environment.

Meghan's first date dress was her 'something blue'
The embroidered flowers represented each country that has ties to Britain. "And I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction".

Iran vows to avenge deadly military parade attack
On Sunday, before a flight to a United Nations session in New York , Mr Rouhani pledged Iran would "not let this crime stand". Abolfazl Shekarchi, a spokesman for the Iranian armed forces, told Mehr, a semi-official Iranian news agency.

Injured naval officer stranded in south Indian Ocean located by Navy
A severely injured Indian solo sailor is waiting to be rescued almost 3,300km from the Australian coast. Tomy's own yacht is a replica of Robin Knox-Johnston's Suhail, victor of the first Golden Globe Race.

By 2060 of patients with Alzheimer’s disease would be three times more
Meanwhile, in terms of gender, women see a higher prevalence of dementia than men at 12.2 percent and 8.6 percent respectively. Alzhimer's is a disorder that slowly destroys memory and other brain functions, and is most common among people 65 and older.

Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10
The Patriots are a team that has persevered over the years when losing key players, taking pride in their "next-man-up" mantra. A loss would have the Patriots a full three games out of first place and four games, including the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Klopp: Subbing superb Shaqiri was hard
He said he couldn't shout any more, so that's obviously 60 per cent less of his level. "It should be absolutely OK, hopefully. It has to be said that Liverpool were 3-0 up at the break, though, so they weren't exactly at threat of losing their lead.

ABC staff are rounding on ousted boss Michelle Guthrie
Guthrie was kicked out of the job on Monday half-way through her five-year term, and Milne said her relationship with the government was a factor.

Tiger Woods: WATCH what Tour Championship leader did after hitting flawless drive
And having won 106 tournaments around the globe, Woods was quizzed if there was any further room for a 107th victory prize. Bryson DeChambeau , the leader coming into the final playoff events, needs to finish tied for 15th or worse.

First look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker
Director Todd Phillips posted a picture of Phoenix in character on his Instagram page with the caption "Arthur". After all, The Joker is Batman's first and biggest mistake, it only makes sense for him to have a small cameo.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.