Flooding From Florence Kills 3.4 Mil Chickens & Turkeys & 5,500 Hogs

Flooding From Florence Kills 3.4 Mil Chickens & Turkeys & 5,500 Hogs

Florence’s flooding kills 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs as rising North Carolina rivers swamp dozens of buildings where the animals are being raised

  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture issued livestock mortality totals on Tuesday as major flooding continues
  • About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence 
  • Rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market 
  • An environmental threat is also posed by human waste as low-lying municipal sewage plants flood 

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals on Tuesday as the slow-moving storm continued to dump rain and increase the floodwater levels.

Sixteen North Carolina rivers were at major flood stage Tuesday with an additional three forecast to peak by Thursday.

The Department of Environmental Quality said the earthen dam at one hog lagoon in Duplin County had breached, spilling its contents.

Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, North Carolina on Sunday. About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence

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