President Trump stopped by a local church in North Carolina Wednesday, meeting supporters and handing out supplies just days after Hurricane Florence struck the region with high winds and torrential rains.
President Donald J. Trump visits a local church in North Carolina.
Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hurricane Florence caused chaos throughout the Carolinas when it made landfall late last week; destroying homes, flooding huge swaths of land, and leaving at least 23 people dead and thousands without power.
The President’s visit comes hours after he met with first responders and members of the US Coast Guard; thanking them for their “amazing job” in helping hundreds of thousands impacted by the storm.
FLORENCE'S FURY: Hurricane Generating ‘80 FOOT HIGH’ Waves, Evacuations Ordered
Hurricane Florence is slowly picking up steam as it makes its way towards the east coast of the United States, with US officials saying the massive storm is generating waves as high as 80 feet tall.
“Hurricane Florence’s potentially devastating winds are generating enormous waves as high as 83 feet as it continues to make its way toward the East Coast and insurers predict it will become the costliest such storm to ever hit the continental U.S.,” writes Fox News.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 12, 2018
The National Hurricane Center confirmed the mega-waves Wednesday, saying the enormous surf was being produced by a combination of strong winds and the storms current trajectory. The center said the waves were detected by satellite data.
FLORENCE’S FURY: Hurricane Death Toll Rises to 23 as Flooding Strikes Carolinas
Hurricane Florence’s official death toll rose to 23 people Monday, with local authorities warning residents to avoid areas prone to flooding as torrential rains and swollen rivers continue to threaten the Carolinas.
According to NPR, “People in North Carolina and South Carolina are coping with flooding, closed roads and power outages as they assess damage from Hurricane Florence. The storm is blamed for at least 23 deaths, and life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week, the National Weather Service says.”
— NYC Emergency Management (@nycemergencymgt) September 17, 2018
North Carolina authorities “confirmed the deaths” of 17 residents due to the storm, said Governor Roy Cooper, adding “”the danger is still immediate” for many towns on the coast and further inland.