Carolina farmers fear the worst after the Hurricane Florence
Farmers in the Carolina’s, now all to do with the rates, you may be faced with billions of dollars in agricultural damage from Hurricane Florence, winds, and floods; Bryan Llenas reports from New Bern, North Carolina.
If the residents on the coastal areas of the Carolinas begin to pick up the pieces of Hurricane Florence, but also the help of their neighbors, with the long clean up ahead.
The storm has claimed at least 43 lives since slamming into the coast Sept. 14, a spawning record flooding in North and South Carolina, and leaving many trees on the occupants of houses.
In the coastal city of Wilmington, which is nearly wiped out by flood, a non-profit called the Port of the City Proud is formed to help the residents of the city cleaning up the debris of Florence.
“I think every crew leader said: people came from, and give them hugs and were in tears because they don’t expect anyone to come and help them clean meter, especially older people and people with a disability who reaches us via our social media” volunteer Drew Salley told WRAL-TV.
The group of volunteers are each morning before you go to the neighborhoods hit hard by the storm and clean up debris for free.
“We drag the branches out of the way clean ft. We have a ton of rakes, tarps, leaf blowers, chainsaws when we need them,” Salley told WRAL.
If highways are again open, and additional supplies have reached Wilmington, the residents of his road to enlightenment sites to get meals, water and other supplies.
John Davis takes meals to the NC Baptist Men relief site at the First Baptist Activity Center in Wilmington N. C., Sept. 23.
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“The numbers have gone up steadily,” Bill Fogarty told The Star-News. “We are here as long as it is needed.”
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Fogarty, the site commander in the costs of running the tent kitchens outside the First Baptist Church Activities Center, said the facility has more than 40,000 meals in four days.
Auxilia Gerard, left, and Lou Anne Liverman help to fill the boxes for individual meals at the NC Baptist Men relief site at the First Baptist Activity Center in Wilmington N. C., Sept. 23.
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He told the Star-News the numbers continue to grow, while their people back home to spoiled food, houses with power still out and schools still closed.
While the cleanup is finally underway, officials still warn that five river gauges in North Carolina still showed major flood stage levels and five others were at moderate flood stage, according to the National Weather Service. The Cape Fear River, which runs through Wilmington, was expected to crest and remain at flood stage through the beginning of the week.
David Covington jumps from a porch railing to his canoe, together with Maura Walbourne and her sister Katie Walborne in Conway, S. C., Sept. 23.
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Logan Thompson, who runs a non-profit and returned home to Wilmington to find a 60-foot pine tree on his house, told WRAL that neighbours to intensify it has made recovery so much easier.
“I am accustomed to helping other people, so sometimes it is difficult to ask for help, but we really appreciate it,” he said in the tv channel. “It feels great. We have a wonderful community.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed