Thousands of Dead Fish Cover North Carolina Roads After Floodwaters Recede

Firefighters wash hundreds of dead fish off North Carolina roads after they were left stranded when Florence flood waters receded

-Fish washed up on Interstate 40 near Wallace in North Carolina last week due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence

-Penderlea Fire Department hosed the dead fish of the road on Saturday

-The stretch of the interstate remains closed more than a week after Florence made landfall

-Parts of I40 and I95 are expected to remain under water for another week

Hundreds of dead fish have been washed off a North Carolina highway by the fire department after they were left stranded when Florence flood waters receded.

Thousands of Dead Fish Cover North Carolina Roads After Floodwaters Recede

The Penderlea Fire Department hosed the dead fish off the Interstate 40 near Wallace on Saturday.

The fish washed up on the interstate last week when Hurricane Florence pummeled the area and caused widespread flooding.

When the flood waters eventually began to recede, the fish became stranded and died.

In recent days, the fire department had been involved in distributing water, food, tarps and other supplies to local residents after the storm, according to their Facebook page. The crew had also been tasked with attempting to clear the dead fish off the roadway with the equipment they had at their disposal.

“We were asked to clear a few hundred yards to see how feasible it would be as a clearing method. The fish pose a hazard motorists on the interstate, whenever it can be reopened,” a spokesperson for the Penderlea Fire Department said. “After that initial section, we reported back that [the Department of Transportation] may be better tasked with the job based on the equipment they have.”

At least 44 people have died since Hurricane Florence passed over the Carolinas last week. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety has warned that floodwaters may recede slowly, and that formerly flooded roads may have suffered structural damage.

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Source : http://time.com/5404080/dead-fish-cover-north-carolina-hurricane-florence/
Source : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6198649/Hundreds-dead-fish-washed-North-Carolina-roads-Florence.html

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