Hurricane Matthew Leaves Destroyed Crops

October 11, 2016 02:32 PM

Hurricane Matthew has claimed dozens of lives in the U.S. from rising rivers that won’t recede any time soon. 

From Haiti to the Virginia coast, the brutal storm left its mark, striking five U.S. states in four days, most notably North Carolina.

According to the National Weather Service, a flooding disaster will unfold over the next several days the rain flows into rivers and downstream. 

The state had been trying to dry out from 25 to 30 inches of rain from the previous three weeks.

Todd Boyd, a farmer from eastern North Carolina says there’s “nothing left” of his cotton crop. He says he hadn’t started harvesting cotton, soybeans, or peanuts before Matthew hit.

Most of his corn was shelled, but he said he won’t be able to harvest this year’s cotton crop.

Boyd said the area received anywhere from 12 to 20 inches of rain from Matthew.

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