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.
Officials says "danger still immediate" as record flooding continues to plague parts of the U.S. state.
Cooper told the president, "We're going to need your help" in the recovery efforts, to which Trump responded, "we will be there 100-percent".
Florence has killed at least 35 people and left entire towns in North Carolina flooded with muddy, fetid water. He also said that Democrats would start to criticize the government response to the storm, and "this will be a total lie, but that's what they do, and everybody knows it!"
Santee Cooper in SC, a state-owned utility, is placing an inflatable dam around a coal ash pond near Conway, saying the extra 76 centimetres should be enough to keep floodwaters out.
He warned flooding would continue into next week, meaning "that lives are still at risk".
The gridlock is part of the lingering effects of Hurricane Florence, which made landfall last Friday.
"So coming in from our north is the Waccamaw River and what you see here is already the low-lying areas", Matheny said. "If the sheer number of animals makes evacuation extremely difficult or impossible, then a hard look needs to be taken at the number of animals being cared for and the opportunity for them to be considered in an emergency plan". "Same levee. Same dams".
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Two years ago, flooding ruined the baseboards and carpet of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake. "We know agricultural losses will be significant because the flooding has affected the top six agricultural counties in our state", said agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler in a press release.
Sheehan said floodwaters also had overtopped a steel retaining wall containing one of three large coal ash dumps lining the lakeshore.
Access improved at least temporarily to Wilmington, a North Carolina port city of 120,000 that has been isolated for days by high water.
Along the Cape Fear River, David and Benetta White and their four children were given short notice to evacuate overnight as floodwaters swept over their property. By the time they loaded their van, the water was waist-high and they had to slog through a foul-smelling soup to get to a neighbor's pickup.
"The damage in the northeastern part of our state will be catastrophic, surpassing anything recorded in modern history", he added. McMaster asked congressional leaders to hurry federal aid.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the state is still tallying its storm damage, but says it will be in the billions. "Some locations won't see rivers crest until this weekend and flooding won't subside until next week", he said in a Twitter post.
Something else could be a problem, though.
Additionally, the Carolina Panthers staff and players will engage in direct service projects for impacted areas. North Carolina is one of the leading hog-producing states in the country.
Dalesio reported from Fremont, North Carolina.