Poultry death toll from Florence climbs, could go higher

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Hurricane Florence and its aftermath has killed an estimated 4.1 million birds and the toll could increase as recovery efforts continue, according to North Carolina agriculture officials.

The new total as of Sept. 23 is 21 percent higher than the 3.4 million poultry estimated last week to have been killed by Florence and subsequent flooding, reported the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

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