Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.
Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.
Michael Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, is donating $2 million to assist residents of the Carolinas.
Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.
Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.
The 123rd Fatality Search and Recovery Team deployed to Raleigh on Monday afternoon. The Guardsmen will be positioned there until further directions are given on where they can be used.
Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
This is the second time Alex Yarberry and his baseball team have collected donations for flood victims.
Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.
A mother and her infant were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina, and a third person died in the storm about a half-hour north of there.