Small North Carolina town latest to feel fury of ‘Florence’

How bad was Florence? New photo shows a boat motoring down a highway

How bad was Florence? New photo shows a boat motoring down a highway

His disaster response operation under scrutiny, President Donald Trump pledged complete federal assistance Wednesday to areas of the Carolinas hit hard by floods after Hurricane Florence.

Matt Wellington, antibiotics program director of U.S. PIRG, a federation of public interest groups, said the release of waste from lagoons could spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Speaking in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump said SC is in for a "tough one" as flood waters continue to rise.

Hurricane Florence was supposed to be dead and buried in the graveyard of the Atlantic, but like a vampire rising from the grave this storm seems to be refusing to die and may yet return to haunt the United States and the UK.

Duke reported two coal ash leaks from a retired plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, following storm Florence. "We put a lot of heart and soul into putting it back up".

"They got hit, but the big hit comes days later and it will be the biggest they've ever had", said Trump, who visited North and SC this week. Some areas could stay underwater for weeks, forecasters warned.

He said Trump needs to see firsthand that little towns like Pollocksville are cut off and in "desperate circumstances", and the people are "horribly frustrated". Others can't get to their neighborhoods because the extensive road closures or simply because they don't have a ride home. And they're my friends and they have gone through the tough stuff.

Roads have been so impassable in Kinston, North Carolina, the National Guard has used helicopters to distribute water.

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After an agonizing week of ravaging floodwaters, rising rivers, power outages and dozens of deaths, the Florence-weary Carolinas are facing the possibility of more flooding over the weekend.

"Our farmers took extraordinary measures in advance of this storm, including moving thousands of animals out of harm's way as the hurricane approached", the council said in a statement.

In cities well inland, like Fayetteville, North Carolina, the floodwaters are continuing to rise, even as the main remnants of the storm moved over the Mid-Atlantic states and into New England on Tuesday.

Allison Cavenaugh and her husband, who own a home and a poultry farm with 80,000 chickens in Wallace, North Carolina, returned home for the first time this week on a boat just to find out that their chickens have drowned.

SC governor Henry McMaster estimated his state has already suffered $1.2bn in damage.

Kevin Tovornik was scrambling to prepare for flooding in Conway, South Carolina.

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs were killed after water inundated farms in the flood zones.

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