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Damage Assessments, Recovery Begin In Wake Of Matthew

Following an 11-year period with no direct hurricane strikes, Florida not only saw the streak broken with the landfall ofCategory 1 rainmaker Hermine in early September, but is now recovering from significant impacts left behind by Hurricane Matthew, a major storm that also caused havoc in Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas.

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RALEIGH – The flood water hasn’t receded yet, but initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from Hurricane Matthew. State ag officials do not have damage estimates, but the 48 counties affected by the storm are some of North Carolina’s largest ag counties. “The eastern counties[…]

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Sec. Perdue Witnesses Arkansas Flooding First-Hand

Perdue took a tour of the flooding conditions in Arkansas over the weekend. The secretary and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a bird’s-eye view of the conditions in a helicopter, observing some fields covered in 6 to 8 feet of water. Read more

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