President assures Eastern Carolina that "We're going take care of everybody"

Ismael LynchSep 23, 2018

(Three papers-the East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News and Orange County Register-ran no stories on Florence.) Aside from the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer (6 out of 32 stories) and Washington Post (4 out of 49) were the only other papers to reference climate change in Florence stories more than three times.

With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with almost 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end. North Carolina is one of the leading hog-producing states in the country.

A ninth person has died in SC because of Hurricane Florence. With Florence, most major crop harvests were still underway or just getting started. Floodwaters and blocked country roads still were making it hard for agency agronomists to check out farms.

Traveling with him were the four USA senators from North and South Carolina, Office of Management and Budget Director and former South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

"In another foot, I'll be heartbroken", he added.

The South Carolina governor estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion.

"This is ridiculous. This is the worst I've ever seen, and that includes hurricane evacuations", Tovornik said.

The total death toll from Florence is now at 41 across the Carolinas and Virginia, officials said.

Flooding is seen in and around Wilmington North Carolina U.S

"Because again, although the winds are gone and the rain's not falling, the water's still there and the worst is yet to come in the Pee Dee", he said.

"These 21 factory farms are just the tip of the iceberg", said Cox.

A FEMA coordinator said about 69,000 people from North Carolina already have registered for assistance.

President Donald Trump toured the damage and flooding from Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, visiting New Bern, North Carolina. "Due to this, travel isn't recommended south of US 64", it said.

Tobacco could take the biggest hit among North Carolina field crops. Leaves began "melting on the stalk" - disintegrating when sunny skies followed heavy rains and standing water. For many residents in those areas it's not the first time they have been hit by a disaster.

"We haven't had a good growing season anyway". "Hundreds of open-air hog waste pits were hit with more rain than they were created to handle. It's magnified since the storm".

More than 18 million litres of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said, and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents. Sixty of its 880 broiler houses in North Carolina flooded and another six broiler houses experienced damage. He noted that farmers suffered significant losses and scores of people lost their homes.

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