President Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 20, 2018

"We will never leave your side and to all those impacted by this bad storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help".

He says, "There will be nothing left undone".

During a briefing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Trump asked Lynn Good, chairman and CEO of Duke Energy, how things were near Lake Norman.

He was accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of SC.

It's too early to tell how many people will end up homeless because of Hurricane Florence.

President Donald Trump toured the damage and flooding from Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, visiting New Bern, North Carolina.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday that so far 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed by Florence, and 5,500 hogs have perished since the storm deluged the state.

Hurricane Florence has resulted in at least 37 deaths in three states, but President Donald Trump seems to want survivors to look on the bright side.

A wall of concrete barriers and plastic sheets is being built along US Highway 501 to save the main road into Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from going underwater.

The Trump administration has also faced criticism over a decision to transfer US$10 million from FEMA's operations budget to bolster funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Wednesday, she took us there. More water vapour means more rain, especially when the storm is a crawler like Florence, which slowed to about 2 miles per hour (1.6 km per hour) after slamming into the North Carolina coast.

Access improved to Wilmington, a North Carolina port city of 120,000 that was cut off for days by high water.

In Lumberton, where the Lumber River still covered parts of town, water was deep enough that vehicles passing by on streets sent wakes into partially submerged homes, businesses and a church.

The death toll from Storm Florence has risen to 37 after officials confirmed the deaths of two SC mental health patients, officials say.

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina because of Florence, according to state officials.

Evacuees from Pender and Brunswick counties should especially not go home due to flooding, he said.

Russell Maloy walks over a railway bridge near his home to check the level of the Cape Fear River which has been rising in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C.

The city manager told CNN that 12,000 people are "in harm's way".

Tens of thousands were ordered to evacuate communities along North Carolina's steadily rising rivers.

The hurricane has claimed at least 32 lives, officials said, including 25 in North Carolina.

Wilmington, just down the coast, remains nearly completely cut off by flooding from the Cape Fear River and earlier storm surges from Florence.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday said, "We are a state that is hurting". More than 60% of homes and businesses were without power, and crews have completed about 700 rescues in the county where Wilmington is located.

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