Million Chickens, 5,500 Hogs Killed in Florence's Flooding

A North Carolina Highway Patrol drone captured this image of the I-40

A North Carolina Highway Patrol drone captured this image of the I-40

The rescuers used night vision goggles during the rescue.

Cooper warned residents that the rain may have subsided, but the flooding danger is far from over. "I'm really not sure what it's going to be like after it's all over", Bender said, estimating that the floodwaters are four to five feet higher than they were after Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, where the Waccamaw River was still rising.

Trenton, N.C., before and after the historic rains and flooding from Hurricane Florence.

"Although the winds are gone and the rain is not falling, the water is still there and the worst is still to come", South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said.

"As defenders of the state's rivers, lakes and streams, we're committed to documenting conditions and alerting the public to threats to public health and environmental quality stemming from Hurricane Florence".

Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.

South Carolina's Department of Transportation (SCDOT) ordered Interstate 95 in Florence County closed at around 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday evening - hours after this news outlet sounded the alarm about rising flood waters spilling over the banks of the Great Pee Dee River.

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The tropical cyclone killed at least 40 people, and caused an estimated $17billion of damage. The river isn't expected to crest until early next week, and could reach three feet above record stage.

"The David Tepper Charitable Foundation and Carolina Panthers Charities are working with frontline partners across the Carolinas to provide aid and critical resources to help communities begin recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence", said Panthers Owner David Tepper.

Florence is blamed for at least 42 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia, including that of an 81-year-old whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC.

A week after hitting North Carolina, Hurricane Florence's floodwaters are lapping over an earthen dike in Sutton Lake, a 1,110 acre reservoir at a power station near Wilmington where the storm first made landfall. Well over half the dead were killed were in vehicles.

Waterkeeper Alliance has conducted overflights at some of the industrial sites and agricultural operations impacted by Florence and is investigating the possible hazards left in the storm's wake. Fire Chief Robert Boyd said at least 4,300 homes in the town were inundated by flooding - a staggering one-third of all the homes in a city with a population of 30,000.

Nests of poisonous fire ants were seen in flood waters across North Carolina, after Florence battered the region with heavy downpours over the weekend. They were met by silty mud on walls and floors, blown out windows and bad odors.

"As I've traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it's clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic", Cooper said in a Thursday statement obtained by the News & Observer of Raleigh.

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