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Trump: hurricane Florence was one of the most powerful storms to hit Carolinas
President Donald Trump speaks at the Marine Corps Air Station in Havelock, North Carolina.
To visit President Trump on Wednesday traveled to the Carolinas to areas devastated by hurricane Florence last week, backup of the local families and officials, which the U.S. government would “make a lot of money,” and wish that there is “nothing left” in the recovery efforts.
At his first stop in Cherry Point, North Carolina, trump participated in a hurricane briefing, where he praised all the agencies involved in the recovery efforts, named Florence the most powerful hurricane hits the Carolinas.
Speak directly to families in North Carolina, the President offered his support.
“America mourns the loss of you, in our hearts, and pray for them,” said the President. “We are with you”.
The President assured the locals that Federal funds would be available.
“We had said a lot of help from Congress, in all fairness, the” Trump. “We are ready and you are ready to do what we need to do this perfectly, and unfortunately, that means that the money will be a lot, but it will come, as fast as you need, but take care of everyone.”
Trump said the Federal funds, it would be “100 percent.”
“We started early, we are here told too late,” Trump.
“We get all teed-up to come in for a lot of money, up in the area. You’re going to need it. We have it, and we will deliver” Trump said. “There is nothing to undo. You have everything you need…’ll probably be a rough two weeks, and then he gets a little bit softer.”
Trump added: “people don’t recognize how a very difficult period begins, even with the beautiful sunshine.”
Trump traveled with North Carolina Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis; South Carolina Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott; Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, chief of staff, John Kelly, Small Business Administrator, Linda McMahon, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
The President met with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long on the ground in North Carolina.
After training in Cherry Point, the President’s motorcade traveled to the city of New Bern, where he was the Temple Church, attended a Baptist Church, to serve as a distribution center. Trump was welcomed by the local priest.
The Church was filled with 1200 meals for locals in need. The President helped volunteers distribute the meals.
The President toured a neighborhood in New Bern, tell the locals that the government is “going to be here with you, you know, we are with you, we get it fixed.”
The storm dumped almost three meters of rain in North Carolina. At least 27 of the 37 Florence-related deaths happen in North Carolina.
In South Carolina, two women on Tuesday after a van has died, overtaken by the rising tides.
According to the White house, the 20,000 employees of Federal agencies were mobilized to Florence, and recovery, FEMA, the implementation of more than 2,000 rescues in the region, and the mountain of 15,000 people.
The White house said the administration was ready, for Florence, “Staging a number of resources and planning of the help of the Federal government.”
Federal authorities are working with private partners, including the American Red cross.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that the President “wanted to see the areas that were hit the hardest, and the most affected by flooding,” adding that he also wanted to make sure, with people in these areas.
In North Carolina, the President of the damage “unbelievable.”
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez, Matt Leach, Kristin Brown, Jennifer Bowman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.