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Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

20 September 2018, 03:53 | Justin Tyler

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

Trump pledges support for storm-battered N Carolina

U.S. President Donald Trump warned SC on Wednesday "water is coming your way" from more floods as the death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to at least 36 after a sheriff's van was swept away killing 2 women.

The governor said the cooperation with other federal agencies is the best it's ever been, adding "we are confident we will come out of this". Temple Baptist Church volunteers in New Bern handed out meals to people throughout the day and they had a little extra help when President Trump stopped to join volunteers giving meals to residents in need. "They're talking about it all over the world".

When Trump visited the Carolinas on Wednesday, September 19, Hurricane Florence had taken a heavy toll. We will never forget your loss, we will never leave your side. "To all those impacted by this awful storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help".

U.S. president Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged North Carolina on Wednesday, while the state's governor, Roy Cooper, pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet, warning the flooding is far from over and will get worse in some places. He was accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA chief Brock Long, North Carolina Sens.

"Over the next couple of days, it's going to get rough in SC". Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.

Heavy rains: almost 91cm of rain has fallen over Elizabethtown, North Carolina, and other towns have seen roughly 76cm of rainfall since last Thursday.

"We have weathered storms before in our state but we have never seen one like this", Cooper went on.

He rejected the official death toll of nearly 3,000 people and claimed Democrats manufactured the figure to make him "look bad".

Florence, which has killed at least 36 people, dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain in parts of North Carolina since Thursday.

Horry County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Brooke Holden said two deputies in the van tried to get the women out but couldn't.

Richardson says the patients' bodies were being recovered Wednesday morning. "No community can do it alone", said Eddie Cora, president of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition in a release. "You will get a lot of water, we see it, it's coming down". We are fully cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division to support their investigation of this event.

US President Donald Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (left) visit a house where a boat washed ashore in the backyard while touring a neighbourhood impacted by Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina.

The deaths, which have occurred in three states, include two women who were being taken to a mental health facility when the van they were riding in was engulfed by floodwaters from the Little Pee Dee River in SC, authorities said.

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