Florence aftermath is a ‘nightmare’ of swollen rivers, flooding and rising deaths

Florence aftermath is a ‘nightmare’ of swollen rivers, flooding and rising deaths

Florence aftermath is a ‘nightmare’ of swollen rivers, flooding and rising deaths

The tragic incident occurred near the Little Pee Dee River, which continues to rise as water from upriver North Carolina makes its way into South Carolina's waterways. We're with you all the way.

Following New Bern, the president choppered an hour south to Conway, South Carolina, where he landed in the mid-afternoon.

Donald Trump has promised that North and SC will receive strong federal support as they recover from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, whose floodwaters continue to threaten the region. Some critics said the president's trip took on the tone of a victory lap for successful disaster management.

Trump told the victims "America grieves with you" and "we're with you all the way". New Bern's city manager says that at least 4,300 homes and 300 businesses were hit during the storm - bringing the cost estimate of Florence so far to almost $6 million dollars.

"We have never seen one like this", Cooper added.

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

Hurricane Florence dumped more than eight trillion gallons of water, and all the record flooding has triggered thousands of water rescues with Coast Guard crews working around the clock airlifting families to safety. "We're ready and they are ready to do whatever we have to do to make this ideal, and unfortunately that means the money will be a lot, but it will come as fast as you need, but to take care of everybody".

President Donald Trump is touring a North Carolina neighbourhood that sustained heavy flood damage during Hurricane Florence. Two deputies were rescued from the top of the van, and Horry County officials say they tried to get the women out.

In addition, about 30 Sanderson farms that together house more than 6 million chickens around hard-hit Lumberton, North Carolina, remain isolated by floodwater and out of reach of feed trucks, Sanderson said, noting that the number of dead chickens could increase.

Trump called the federal response to Puerto Rico an "unsung success" last week and tweeted without evidence that an academic study that determined 2,975 deaths were attributable to the storm was the work of Democrats out to hurt him politically. More than 324,000 customers, mostly in the Carolinas, were without power on Tuesday, according to power companies, down from a peak of almost 1 million outages.

Church volunteers have containers of hot dogs, chips and fruit and have been handing out food to people in need.

Trump travelled south Wednesday as the state was still grappling with massive recovery efforts.

"It just hits home", Jordan told the media. He was heading to a briefing at a Marine Corps air station where Air Force One landed in the coastal town of Havelock, one of many communities hit by the torrential rains. "Nearly 20,000 federal and military personnel are supporting response efforts", he said.

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