President Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise
President Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise
ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton N.C
19 September, 2018, 20:39
In North Carolina, transportation officials Tuesday continued advising motorists who ordinarily might take southbound I-95 from Virginia to SC that flooding has made long sections of I-95 in North Carolina impassable.
With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and residents waiting in hours-long lines for supplies, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.
"I was born & raised in #WrightsvilleBeach #NC - having lived thru many hurricanes, I know that beach communities can get complacent & not take storms seriously.Please, to everyone in my home state, PREPARE.This storm is SERIOUS.Remember, whenever u go, your pets go too".
Trump at times has struggled to project empathy during national crisis.
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.
Trump's visit will also include stops in both North and SC, where White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the president will hear from a "pretty large delegation". The area suffered significant damage, with branches down and piles of debris.
"If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that'll be very interesting", the president said, adding that he "really would want to see what she has to say".
Residents hit hard by the storm will be looking to the federal government for help recovering and rebuilding. Thousands of others around the state waited in shelters for the all-clear.
Trump is visiting Temple Baptist Church in New Bern.
Adrienne Murphy, 38, has been staying with relatives on higher ground after being evacuated from her home near the river.
Through tears, she said she has survived hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Matthew in 2016 but "this has been the absolute worst one". "No community can do it alone", said Eddie Cora, president of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition in a release.
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Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland. All four major USA airlines have said they are capping selected airfares below what last-minute tickets would cost.
The pair, who got engaged in July , were there to obtain their wedding license, a source close to the couple tells CNN . She explained, "My sister was 24 when she got married, and my parents also got married when they were young, too".
Power outages in the Southeast also were down, from a high of more than 910,000 to about 310,000, almost all in North Carolina. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said a full assessment of how much ash escaped from the waterlogged landfill is ongoing.
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You're like the biggest figure in sports and you know it's gonna be painful for this kid to hear probably from one of his heroes". After the game, Gonzalez was forthright with his performance , telling ESPN that he "let everybody down".
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Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave
Florence might not be the only massive storm the East Coast will have to contend with over the course of the next several days. Hours before the storm made landfall September 14, workers at New Bern's WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 had to abandon their studio.