Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 22, 2018

On September 10, 2018, the National Hurricane Center warned the residents of Virginia and North and SC that the fast approaching tropical storm Florence was gaining strength and could make landfall as a Category 5 hurricane.

Cars sit abandoned on a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Lillington, N.C.

Some 3.4 million poultry birds were killed in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Others got a case of bottled water or military MREs, or field rations.

A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina Friday as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction.

The Trent rose to almost twice the height of its flood stage, according to NASA, and the imagery reveals how the river rose and overwhelmed the surrounding landscape. "I'm still hopeful", said Lynn about his home which now has water up to the front step.

"I think it's incredible what we're seeing", the president added.

The Cape Fear River, the largest in the state, crested this morning at over 60 feet.

Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina today.

Thousands of others around the state waited in shelters for the all-clear. "All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this handsome weather but over the next couple of days it's going to get rough in SC".

National Basketball Association legend and Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan is helping residents of the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence.

State officials said during the press conference that 114 primary roads around the state remain closed and 540 secondary roads are closed because of Florence.

At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolina.

The flood has been giving so much warning to Horry County, South Carolina, that officials published a detailed map of places that flooded in 2016 and warned those same places were going underwater again.

Home to nine million pigs, North Carolina is known for its hog "lagoons" - human-made pits or dugouts - that store animal waste and allow it to decompose to reduce pollution.

He said his state now has 13 rivers at major flood stage, with 7,800 residents in shelters and almost 200,000 customers still without power.

Brandon Echavarrieta struggled to stay composed as he described life post-Florence: no power for days, rotted meat in the freezer, no water or food and just one bath in a week.

"It's been pretty bad", said Echavarrieta, 34, his voice breaking.

Flooding could begin early next week, officials said during a community meeting on Thursday.

That water has caused several breaches in the dam on the south end of the lake which is flowing back into the Cape Fear River that is already high from the hurricane.

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