Hurricane Dorian ends drought conditions

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) The east is no longer experiencing drought conditions due to the large amount of rainfall from Hurricane Dorain.

Carrie Ortel, an extension agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service says crops like peanuts are doing really well because they are a crop that grows underground and there wasn't a lot of standing water after the storm.

Before the hurricane farmers picked corn and tobacco as fast as they could to get it out of the fields before winds destroyed the crops. We are told tobacco that wasn't harvested before the storm was damaged and the leaves were bruised by the winds. Everyday it goes unpicked the quality is reduced.

Agents say they are not seeing a lot of damage to the corn crop this year but say the some of the cotton crop was blown over and it is going to be difficult to harvest.