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If a fire ant colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a living raft that floats on the flood waters. Once the raft hits dry ground or a tree, rock, or other dry object, the ants can leave the water.

Footage Shows Massive Colonies of Fire Ants Floating in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters (Sep 18, 2018)
AOL News.
Floodwaters will not drown fire ants. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned to avoid wading through dangerous floodwaters (in addition to other reasons and threats).

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. North Carolina Forest Service.
Emerald ash borer, laurel wilt disease, thousand cankers disease, and the European gypsy moth are likely to be brought into North Carolina in or on firewood. The use of local firewood is an important factor in preventing the spread of potentially devastating invasive species to our state's forests. Please keep this in mind as you prepare for your outdoor recreation activities. See Forest Health Invasive Pest Maps for more information about pest monitoring.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Provides guidelines for hunters and individuals finding dead birds
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program.
See also: Publications - Exotic Invasives for more fact sheets
Google. YouTube; North Carolina Sea Grant.

Google. YouTube; United States Navy.

Google. YouTube; New York State Flower Industries.
Google. YouTube; University of Guam. Sea Grant Program.

Google. YouTube; New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Google. YouTube; Smithsonian Channel.

Google. YouTube; Herndon Environmental Network.

Google. YouTube; Cornell University. Naturalist Outreach.

Google. YouTube; New York Sea Grant.

Google. YouTube; Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Fisheries.

Google. YouTube; University of North Carolina Television.

Google. YouTube; DOI. National Park Service. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.