Today’s Topic: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd

by | Sep 15, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


On Sept. 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd struck the North Carolina coast. The flooding that followed caused $6 billion in damage throughout Eastern North Carolina. The storm killed millions of farm animals and destroyed many crops.

Hurricane Floyd was one of the reasons the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services created an Emergency Programs Division. The division’s staff works every day to ensure that the state is prepared to handle agricultural disasters. The division partners with other state and local agencies on disaster planning and response.

Listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison discuss Hurricane Floyd and how the department is now better prepared to deal with large-scale agricultural disasters.


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