Cooper warned that the flooding set off by as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of rain from Florence is far from over and will get worse in places.
"Our farmers took extraordinary measures in advance of this storm, including moving thousands of animals out of harm's way as the hurricane approached", the group said in a statement issued Tuesday.
Hurricane Florence was reportedly downgraded to a tropical storm, but the death toll has risen to at least 32 casualties since Tuesday afternoon, BBC News reports.
The dead included a one-year-old boy who was swept away after his mother drove into floodwaters and lost grip on him as they tried to escape their vehicle.
-Storm deaths: Florence is being blamed for at least 34 deaths in three states, and Typhoon Mangkhut has killed at least 74 people in the Philippines and China.
"We're dealing with some very, very tough situations with respect to the impassable roads coming into the city of Wilmington", Mayor Bill Saffo told residents on Twitter.
North Carolina is a top USA producer of poultry, hogs and tobacco, and agriculture contributes $87 billion to the state's economy, making it its No. 1 industry.
"These people have been hit hard and anything we can do to take their mind off what they're going through in the moment, let us do it", said Mary Giles, a volunteer with the organization.
"We still encourage people who left the area to stay where you are", New Hanover County Commissioners Chairman Woody White said.
Flooding and downed trees from Florence were blocking dozens of roads in and around Wilmington on Monday, leaving the coastal city largely cut off from the rest of the state, according to a story from The News & Observer of Raleigh. Trump said nearly 20,000 military personnel and federal workers were deployed to help with the aftermath of Florence in the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic, and they would "do whatever it takes to keep the American people safe".
Analysis of the significant surge in the volume of total loss valuations from Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Harvey shows volume was 20-30 times higher than the comprehensive total loss volume for the same period in years prior.
"It's all kind of a blur, " Monroe said. Mike Sprayberry, director the state Division of Emergency Management, says FEMA officials have been in the state for days looking at housing options for the displaced.
"People need to understand this will not be a week-long process".
"I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico, ' Trump said".