“I’m just assuming, based on the depth of the water that we had in North Carolina and the amount of rainfall, that we probably will exceed what we had in [Hurricane] Matthew”, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in an interview, referring to hog losses.
Holden says the deputies tried to get the detainees out but couldn’t open the doors. “You’ll have everything you need”.
Trump visited a neighborhood in Conway where residents were loading moving vans in anticipation of more flooding.
The president then traveled to SC, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue.
Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain is forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area around New Bern, North Carolina, which sits at the confluence of the Nuese and Trent rivers. Thousands of people remain in shelters and hundreds of thousands remain without power.
In Lumberton, after a levee breached, authorities worry that the Lumber River will soon divide Robeson County, one of the poorest counties in the state. On Wednesday, she took us there.
Goldsboro was also still flooded.
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.
– Many people in Fayetteville and Cumberland County are feeling a sense of relief now that the Cape Fear River has crested and is receding.
Most of the damage caused by Harvey and Florence has come from the flooding, which has devastated cities and rural areas, turning highways into rivers and pastures into lakes.
The city manager told CNN that 12,000 people are “in harm’s way”.
Aerial view of farms flooded after the passing of Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina on September 17, 2018.
In South Carolina, two of the victims were mental health patients who died during an effort to transport them to another facility on Tuesday. More water vapor means more rain, especially when the storm is a crawler like Florence, which slowed to about 2 miles per hour (1.6 km per hour) after slamming into the North Carolina coast.
“The planning that went into this is beyond belief”, Trump said shortly after arriving at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina”.
Hurricane recovery is a busy time for volunteers in Eastern North Carolina.
The town has largely been cut off by flooding from the still-rising Lumber river, which was expected to crest on Wednesday. “I can’t tell you why, but I love that area”, Trump said in response.
As the extent of the damage comes into focus, so too are the lessons for the next storm.