RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Waterkeeper Alliance continues to activate its Rapid Response protocol with 13 North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations to document the serious flooding impacts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew from the ground, in the air and on the water.

Photo by Rick Dove for Waterkeeper Alliance

Photo by Rick Dove for Waterkeeper Alliance

Aerial patrols conducted October 12 and 13 over concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have shown the following:

Coal Ash/Power Plants

Waterkeeper Alliance and the North Carolina Riverkeepers will continue to document environmental threats posed in these areas and urge the State to accurately inform the public and take the appropriate regulatory response.

** To arrange interviews with Waterkeeper Alliance staff and North Carolina Riverkeepers on the ground and in the air in their areas monitoring the conditions, contact: Tina Posterli, Waterkeeper Alliance, 516-526-9371, [email protected]

Click here to read about Waterkeeper Alliance’s North Carolina “Fields of Filth” report and connect to a map of all the poultry and swine farms in North Carolina.

The Waterkeeper Alliance Rapid Response Team initiative is an innovative solution that provides trusted and independent emergency response to disasters on our waterways. In a climate of lax federal regulations and extensive budget cuts to state departments of environmental conservation, the need for Waterkeepers to speak truth about the devastating impacts of water emergencies on communities has never been greater. North Carolina Riverkeepers will remain involved as long as necessary in order assure that proper clean-up, mitigation and enforcement is completed.

Louis Bacon and The Moore Charitable Foundation are proud partner of Waterkeeper Alliance.