Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

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Many Farms Struggle Following Hurricane Florence

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Farmers are among the hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, which struck at a particularly bad time.

Flooding hit some of the most important agricultural areas in North Carolina.

Larry Wooten is the President of the North Carolina Farm Bureau.

He tells sfntoday.com farmers are helping one another.

Wooten says Florence couldn’t have come at a worse time with numerous crops still needing to be harvested.

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.

But conditions remain so bad on the ground that inspectors have been prevented from visiting some of the hardest hit areas to collect water samples for testing.

 

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