It is too early to know the full gravity, and the concern for life and recover remain paramount at this time, but Hurricane Florence hurt Carolinas' farmers.
There is little doubt Florence delivered (and continues to do so) major damage to the region, and it will be weeks or months before we know precisely the full extent of how widespread the damage was or the economic impact.
For three days, Florence brought 70 mph and greater winds to the coastal region with 40 mph to 50 mph winds as far inland as Fayetteville, NC. And that’s just the wind. Rainfall was being measured in feet along the coast and inland.
Our prayers continue for the people this storm affected. Southeast Farm Press has our associate editor John Hart in Raleigh gathering what information is available and reporting on the storm, which is still dropping tropical storm level rain on the area as it groans north.
Social media reports tell a tough tale. A few posts follow below, and we thank these people for sharing what they are going through. If you are affected by Florence, our ears are open and eager to hear your story and share it with our readers.