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Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding

Mary and Phil Pongonis look at the damaged roadway from Hurricane Florence in Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., September 18, 2018.

"As a resident of eastern North Carolina, I appreciate President Trump visiting the areas affected by Hurricane Florence", Nix said in a statement.

Tripp Winslow, medical director of North Carolina Emergency Medical Services, helped set up the mobile emergency room during a downpour on Saturday night. "We will never forget your loss".

"We've got a long road make sure we build back to where we need to be", Cooper continued. "We're with you all the way".

President Trump said there's going to be a rebuilding process and that will start soon. Or his initial visit to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, when he did not meet with any storm victims.

Trump came face to face with one such boat - a yacht that had washed up against a house in its backyard.

"I can't tell you why, but I love that area", the president told officials. What's the law? Maybe it becomes theirs'.

And he was caught on camera telling a person to whom he had just handed food to "have a good time".

"Flooding in North Carolina is sending unheard amounts of water into South Carolina along the Lynches, Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers", South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said in a letter requesting federal aid on Thursday.

"President Donald Trump-one in a million".

Hurricane Florence has battered the east coast with heavy winds and torrential rains, but now poses a new danger as the former storm continues to sweep across the north east. "We are just very sorry that this event has taken place".

Emergency officials say it will be a close call if the river tops U.S. Highway 52, the main north-south highway through the county and its connection to Charleston.

Six deaths have been confirmed in neighboring SC, with the latest being the driver of a pickup truck who drove into standing water in Lexington County. He toured a neighborhood where a street was already submerged under water.

"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.

"Lot of money coming from Washington", he promised.

SC governor Henry McMaster estimated his state has already suffered $1.2bn in damage.

Almost 3 feet of rain fell in some parts of North Carolina and almost 2 feet in areas of SC. "The worst is yet to come". He advised people to stay off the flooded roads, even ones with only a few inches of water on them, and to not drive at all if possible, because a road could be swept away "in a matter of minutes".

Cooper said Thursday there were 31 storm-related deaths statewide.

"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".

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.

"Our state took a gut punch", he said at the briefing.

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