Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

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.

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Nearly two million chickens died in the flooding following Hurricane Florence's impact on the Carolina coast belonging to one company.

The governor said 16 rivers statewide were at major flood stage and more than 1,100 roads were closed. "Please don't make yourself someone who needs to be rescued", he said even as rains stopped in several places after Florence moved on and the tired residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday.

Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. The smell of broken pine trees wafted through damaged neighborhoods.

President Donald Trump is set to visit the Carolinas on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid ace Griezmann: I belong at same table as Messi, Ronaldo
The hole he leaves is very big but it has been covered by other players with a lot of ambition and we have a great squad to compete.


"We got them out, but by the time we left, the water was so high that they would have drowned", DiPaola warned in his now-viral tweet, showing the pups clawing at their cage's door as the rescuers approached.

Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the USA mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches (91.2 centimeters) at Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Bob Richling carried Iris Darden, 84, out of her flooded home as her daughter-in-law, Pam Darden, gathered her belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C.

At another gas station, a long line of vehicles followed a tanker truck that pulled in with 8,800 gallons (33,000 liters) of fuel. Hurricane Florence's torrential rains have flooded much of the area and washed over sections of numerous roads, including the interstate.

US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Samuel Knoeppel (center) and Randy Haba (bottom right) approached Willie Schubert on a stranded van in Pollocksville, N.C. "We've never had it at those levels before so we don't really know what the impact will be just yet", he said.

Like this: