Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
Sci-tech | By Eric Barnett

Trump Asked About His Golf Course During Hurricane Florence Visit

Trump Asked About His Golf Course During Hurricane Florence Visit

Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours Tuesday for handouts of food, water and tarps.

The Trent River in southeast North Carolina, before and after Hurricane Florence. Rivers at some sites are not forecast to crest for days, including near Conway, S.C. "All of that water is coming your way and people don't know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this handsome weather but over the next couple of days it's going to get rough in SC".

Hurricane Florence has claimed 31 lives in North Carolina, by the state's count.

"I love SC I love this state and I love Henry McMaster and the job he's done".

The president then traveled to SC, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue.

In their letter, the legislators said the state needs to prepare for the federal disaster aid expected to flow into the state.

Authorities planned to start handing out 15,000 sandbags Friday.

The billionaire president made the remark to a man after spotting a large yacht that had been dumped in the garden of his home in New Bern, NC., and being told the boat did not belong to him.

Pressure differences drive the winds, which in turn can steer and slow down storms, he said.

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Most of the storm deaths have occurred in vehicles, reports the AP.

The flood has been giving so much warning to Horry County, South Carolina, that officials published a detailed map of places that flooded in 2016 and warned those same places were going underwater again.

More than 5 million gallons (18 million liters) of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said, and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents.

On Wednesday, 7,800 residents remained in shelters across North Carolina. They have been serving up 20,000 meals a day to feed first responders as well as storm evacuees.

When storms such as Harvey, which struck Texas last year, and Florence come to a virtual stall, a deluge of rain can fall in the matter of days, equal to what an area typically sees in a year, they said.

And in yet another miserable twist of nature, floating balls of fire ants have emerged, like the ones that plagued Harvey survivors in the Houston area.

In South Carolina, floodwaters heavily affected some crops, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers told Southern Farm Network. "I've already been bitten".

The crisis is slowly moving to SC, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds of people loaded furniture from their homes into trucks and flatbeds to take to higher ground.

"As I've traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it's clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic", Cooper said in a Thursday statement obtained by the News & Observer of Raleigh. McMaster is asking for funding for half of the state's 46 counties.

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