Richardson says the incident happened near the Little Pee Dee River, which is one of the bodies of water officials are monitoring for intense flooding following Florence.
In addition, about 30 Sanderson farms that together house more than 6 million chickens around hard-hit Lumberton, North Carolina, remain isolated by floodwater and out of reach of feed trucks, Sanderson said, noting that the number of dead chickens could increase. The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and SC providing relief to victims of the storm. The governor asked for help "cutting red tape" to get his state the federal assistance it will need to recover. The area suffered significant damage, with branches down and piles of debris.
Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours Tuesday for handouts of food, water and tarps. "All of the folks from the federal government that are around the table are confirming it".
"And to all those impacted by this awful storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help".
The N.C. Pork Council, an industry trade group, said the livestock losses from the storm should be taken in the context.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the mortality totals as major flooding continues in the state due to the storm's drenching rains.
In North Carolina, where thousands of people remain in shelters or are staying elsewhere, Cooper has urged patience, noting that roads remain treacherous and some are still being closed for the first time.
"I know for many people this feels like a nightmare that just won't end", he said. The NBA, the Hornets and Fanatics will donate 100% of the net proceeds of the "Carolina Strong" T-shirt to the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
When Trump visited San Juan last October after Hurricane Maria, he pumped his fists in the air when he landed. The enduring image of the trip was of Trump at a church lobbing paper towels into the crowd as if shooting baskets. At the time, it seemed to reflect Trump's brand of playfulness. But critics quickly dubbed it inappropriate for the grim crisis at hand.
The president said he trusts the Senate to do its job.
Mr. Trump, speaking at a press conference with the president of Poland, said he felt sorry for Judge Kavanaugh, his pick to fill the vacant seat on the high court, and for his wife and two daughters who are watching him face the accusations.
"They knew what they were doing", Mr. Trump said, casting Democrats' strategy as part of the long-standing liberal goal of resisting the president's agenda at every turn.