Governor McCrory Tours Brunswick And Bladen Counties To Assess Storm Damage
Raleigh, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory toured Brunswick and Bladen Counties today to assess the damage caused by the recent heavy rainstorm.
The governor took an aerial tour over Brunswick County to evaluate its condition. The county received at least 18 inches of rain during the storm.
"Our emergency operations team and county, local and city officials throughout the state have worked together as a team to help wherever it was needed, from Asheville to the Outer Banks," Governor McCrory said. "I'm very proud of the team in the southeast area of the state that was hit the hardest. Great improvements have been made just in the past 48 hours."
Governor McCrory also met with agriculture leaders and farmers in Bladen County to evaluate the major issues facing the North Carolina agricultural community, especially peanut, sweet potato, cotton and tobacco farmers. Some farmers have estimated they could lose as much as 75 percent of this year's crop due to the floods.