'Calm before storm,' Trump warns SC after Florence deluge

Share
'Calm before storm,' Trump warns SC after Florence deluge

"It's going to get rough for SC", he warned ahead of the expected cresting of rivers.

Trump says that, although the weather outside may be nice, "it's really the calm before the storm".

In South Carolina, farmers face damage to cotton, peanut and hemp crops, the state said.

Augustin Dieudomme looks toward the flooded entrance of his apartment complex near the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday, as the river continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence and its aftermath are still taking a toll on the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.

The two patients died on Tuesday after the vehicle carrying them, staffed by two Horry County deputies in SC, was swept away by flooding from Florence, the Horry County Sheriff's Office confirmed, Xinhua reported.

"If that road is in an area where it is a flood risk, and waters were rising, why were they driving on that road anyway?" said Bamberg, a state lawmaker.

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. He chatted and shook people's hands as he walked along a street strewn with trash, branches and wet furniture.

Cooper, a Democrat, said he'd told the president "over and over again" that the state was "going to need significant resources to recover".

During his tour, he stopped to speak with a man that had a storm-damaged boat on his lawn.

President Donald Trump arrived in flood-ravaged North and SC on Wednesday to assess the federal response to Hurricane Florence, which drenched the state last week.

Trump arrived by helicopter Wednesday afternoon at an airport near the city of Conway, which is near Myrtle Beach.

President Trump hands out food on Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern, N.C., where food and other supplies are being distributed.

He earlier visited a devastated community along North Carolina's Neuse River, speaking to residents in the flood ravaged town of New Bern.

He also offered hugs and handshakes and posed for photos with people cleaning up their homes after the storm.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper also briefed the president on the recovery effort.

While he was being briefed about the deadly hurricane-related flooding and damage, Trump asked, "How is Lake Norman doing?"

"Everybody's closed, so we're hoping we can at least get a tarp here, maybe two", Karen Foster told ABC News.

Cooper and other elected leaders took the opportunity of Trump's visit to warn the president of what could come in North Carolina. Trees are down and piles of destroyed furniture are stacked outside houses.

Trump, who has been criticized for his handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico previous year, also thanked first responders for their work since Florence made landfall on Friday.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Maroon 5 To Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show
Maroon 5 fits that bill perfectly: A record 13 of its songs have reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart. The point here is that Super Bowl LIII will be played in Atlanta, a culturally rich city known as a mecca for hip hop and R&B.

Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
Republicans on the committee had hoped to hold a vote as early as Thursday of this week to move Kavanaugh's nomination forward. Ford doesn't show on Monday, she will lose any credibility she might have and the committee and full Senate should follow Sen.

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
WPDE-TV reported that the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health. It could have been water pressure or the way the van was resting against a guard rail, he said.

Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert
When Borrell pointed out that Sahara was vast, Trump replied "The Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico ". "They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville", Trump told the reporters.

Cary Fukunaga to direct Bond 25, release pushed back to 2020
Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle , who stepped down as the film's director in August. Broccoli and Wilson said: "We are delighted to be working with Cary".

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized
He asked the man if it was his, and when he said no, the president replied , "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal". Two Horry County Sheriff's deputies were making the transport, when the officer driving lost control in the floodwaters.

Jack Ma walks back promise to create 1M U.S. jobs
Borrowing a common refrain of the Trump administration, Ma also suggested the World Trade Organization could use an overhaul. Given the relative lack of talks between the two sides, the likelihood of the trade war subsiding anytime soon is slim.

Google Home Hub is a smart speaker with a 7-inch display
It is seen sporting a 7-inch display with touchscreen capabilities, and a reasonably large speaker. There is a switch at the back of the Google Home Hub but that is for turning off the microphone.

Stormy Daniels Compares President Trump's Private Parts to Toad From Mario Kart
The book is not the first time that Daniels, who has a daughter, has spoken about her liaisons with the President. She claims Trump repeatedly called her over the course of a year promising to put her on The Apprentice .

The future of TV arrives as Sky bundles Netflix into Sky Q
The partnership means that Netflix is integrated throughout the Sky Q interface, including the search facility. It's more than just the app being added to the Sky Q box and customers can even save money with the deal.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.