News Pictures – 1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers are swollen in the aftermath of Florence — News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market. Sanderson Farms, a major poultry producer, said the losses occurred at independent farms that supply its poultry processing plants. The company said its facilities suffered no major damage, but supply disruptions and flooded roadways had caused shutdowns at some plants. In addition, about 30 farms near Lumberton have been isolated by flood waters, hampering the delivery of feed to animals. The lack of food could cause additional birds to die if access isn’t restored quickly, the company said.

via News Pictures – 1.7 million chickens drown as North Carolina rivers are swollen in the aftermath of Florence — News Exc Celebrity

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