After the Catastrophe

On August 30th, 2018, a powerful category four hurricane formed over the East Coast of Africa. Three days later, the hurricane was named “Florence” by the National Hurricane Center. By the third week of September, the hurricane had touched the shores of the US East Coast.

Nearly two weeks later, the death toll went up all over the Eastern Coast. CBS states

that, “Across multiple states, at least 47 deaths have been attributed to the storm.” As for the animals’ death toll, North Carolinian farmer, Chris Smith said, “More than 30,000 chickens were not able to survive the storm.”

Since Hurricane Florence touched down the East Coast, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper said, “Motorists still need to be on high alert until the water completely recedes and more open roads open.” Not only did Cooper warn the people about staying alert on the road, but he also notified the people about the increasing population of mosquitoes due to the stagnant water. To help combat the concerns, Cooper has given $4 million to fund mosquito control.

As for the terrain and landscape, many trees have fallen, and debris was everywhere.

Farms are destroyed as well. Smith said that, “We thought we weren’t in a flood-prone area, but we had a pretty good scare.” Though he thought that they were on a flood-prone area, 150 acres of his sweet potatoes were destroyed due to the hurricane.

Just because the hurricane has ended does not mean that the effects and the statistics will decrease. US President, Donald Trump said, "To all those impacted,... our entire American family is with you and ready to help. You will recover." As Trump said, the residents will recover and be able to continue to live their lives normally again once all damage from the catastrophe has been resolved.

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