Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard

Trump In North Carolina 'We're Ready...To Do Whatever We Have To Do To Make This Perfect'

The death toll has reached at least 37 across three states. "All of these contaminants that are in the hog lagoons, like salmonella, giardia, and E-coli, can get into the waterways and infect people trying to get out". "This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water".

· "Our hearts break for you; God bless you".

Trump spoke briefly about the "epic" flooding and promised to throw all the money at North Carolina as soon as possible. There, Roberta and Joseph Keithley had been sleeping on cots set up in a school classroom since Friday. "This boat. They don't know what happened".

"It's getting a little frustrating, but you have to deal with it and roll with the punches", said Roberta Keithley, 73.

Houses sit in floodwater on the outskirts of Lumberton, North Carolina September 17, 2018. They also warned people to not get caught off guard as rivers that briefly receded were periodically rising back.

"I'm focusing on this disaster at hand", he said. "I don't have time to think. I'm just so exhausted". By Monday evening, 25 people were confirmed dead in North Carolina.

The President then met with local and state officials, SC senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and Congressman Tom Rice at the Horry County Emergency Operations Center, assuring them that Washington is behind the county and will provide federal help.

WHAT HE SAID: "But the people of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, all of the areas affected, have been incredible". But the state said in a Tweet late Wednesday: "No safe, stable and reliable route now exists for the public to get to and from Wilmington". Six days later, flooding remains a problem, with some roads still impassable and some rivers still near cresting.

"We thought we weren't in a flood-prone area, but we had a pretty good scare", he said. According to NOAA, an average of three hurricanes cross the US coast every five years.

For Chris Smith, whose North Carolina farm is home to 30,000 chickens and 150 acres of sweet potatoes, the fight to survive Hurricane Florence is not yet over. There, about 25,000 remain in the dark.

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Some 3.4 million poultry birds were killed in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

"PLEASE DO NOT RETURN", the county said in a tweet.

A high water team eventually rescued the two deputies who were escorting them. They told him the storm would displace them, the pool account noted.

"Tonight's incident is a tragedy", Sheriff Phillip Thompson told the Greenville News.

"Have a good time" seems to be Trump's hurricane catchphrase.

"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.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion in a letter that says the flooding will be the worst disaster in the state's modern history.

"It is compelling and sobering to see these storms come in back-to-back seasons", said Jim Kossin, an atmospheric research scientist with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. North Carolina is the nation's top producer of tobacco.

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

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