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UPDATE: Hurricane Florence

September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence is approximately 485 miles offshore and is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 13.

  • The storm remains a Category 4 Hurricane at this time (with sustained wind speeds of 130 mph)
  • The system is expected to move slowly once it makes landfall, lingering over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia into early next week; rainfall amounts are forecast as high as 20”-30” in some areas
  • Already saturated soil from previous wet weather is expected to cause significant flooding across major growing areas
  • Freight rates are climbing across the country due to increased demand for trucks; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is paying carriers top dollar to send in supplies for relief efforts causing limited availability on trucks across the nation
  • Expect prices to rise and supplies to tighten for many commodities, including:
    • Bell peppers
    • Cabbage
    • Corn
    • Cucumbers
    • Squash
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Tomatoes

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