President Trump surveys storm damage in NC

A wastewater treatment plant is inundated from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion South Carolina

A wastewater treatment plant is inundated from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion South Carolina

President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the damage caused by Florence. "They're talking about it all over the world". "To all those impacted by this awful storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help. Due to this, travel isn't recommended south of United States 64", it said.

He then toured a devastated neighborhood in the city of New Bern and also helped distribute food to local residents.

Kevin Tovornik was scrambling to prepare for flooding in Conway, South Carolina.

Florence hit North Carolina on 14 September as a category one hurricane travelling at very slow speeds across the eastern US. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.

"There is a strong potential that those who live within the 1-mile evacuation area of the Cape Fear River will be impacted by flooding", the city said in a statement.

In South Carolina, two of the victims were mental health patients who died during an effort to transport them to another facility on Tuesday.

The Trump administration has declared a disaster in parts of the state, making it easier for federal funding to flow into North Carolina for recovery efforts.

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"The David Tepper Charitable Foundation and Carolina Panthers Charities are working with frontline partners across the Carolinas to provide aid and critical resources to help communities begin recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence", Tepper said.

To the south, daybreak brought a return of flood waters to Nichols, South Carolina, which also was inundated by Hurricane Matthew two years ago.

The flooding has caused 21 hog "lagoons", which store manure from pig farms, to overflow in North Carolina, creating a risk that standing water will be contaminated, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

The deputies have been placed on administrative leave while the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division digs further into what happened.

"Just like you, we have questions we want answered".

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.

During a visit to an airplane hangar at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, Trump told emergency workers they were doing an "incredible job", according to CNN. We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event.

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