Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

23 September, 2018, 14:43 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • President Donald Trump meanwhile arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina on Wednesday

Addressing roughly 10,000 people who remain in shelters and "countless more" staying elsewhere, Cooper urged them to stay put for now, particularly those from the hardest-hit coastal counties that include Wilmington, near where Florence blew ashore on Friday.

In Bladen County, North Carolina, around 100 people and 33 animals were rescued "in a unsafe operation in the middle of the night" after a dam burst, Governor Roy Cooper said in a twitter post on Friday.

In a later post on Twitter, Trump wrote: "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence - and they are 100% correct".

Mike Sprayberry, director the state Division of Emergency Management, says FEMA officials have been in the state for days looking at housing options for the displaced.

Rivers are continuing to rise as massive rainful across the state makes its way downstream, and major roads like Interstate 40 have turned into rivers, not to mention entire towns.

President Donald Trump heads to the Carolinas on Wednesday to survey flood damage wrought by Hurricane Florence.

At least 16 rivers remained at a major flood stage, with three others due to crest in the coming days in North Carolina, according to forecasts.

Florence has killed at least 33 people since coming ashore as a hurricane on Friday, including 26 in North Carolina and six in SC.

The Cape Fear River crested at 61.5 feet (19 meters), four times its normal height, on Wednesday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.

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In a news conference Tuesday, Cooper warned that sunshine doesn't mean the threat is over, and rivers continue to rise.

More than three dozen flood gauges in North and SC showed flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

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

The EPA has also said that once conditions allow, it plans are to deploy "reconnaissance teams" to inspect Superfund hazardous-waste sites in the Carolinas and Georgia.

The president is also expected to visit flooded areas near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, though that event is not on the public schedule.

President Trump said nearly 20,000 military personnel and federal workers were deployed to help with the aftermath of the storm, The Associated Press reported.

"We've never had it at those levels before, so we don't really know what the impact will be just yet", he said.

He noted that landfills, hazardous waste dumps, factories, and coal ash ponds are all located near the Cape Fear and Neuse Rivers in the eastern part of the state.

At least one of Duke Energy's coal ash landfills was damaged by Florence, causing at least 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash to flow out of its site near Wilmington.

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