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Trump calls hurricane Florence “larger than expected”, tells residents to ‘get out of the way’

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South Carolina prepares for hurricane Florence

Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill calls on the residents, take the category-4-hurricane seriously.

President Trump on Wednesday said hurricane Florence, a powerful storm category 4 barreling towards the East coast, is “even bigger” than officials expected, and warned the residents to “get out of the way.”

“Hurricane Florence, is even greater than we expected,” Trump tweeted. “It will be soon. FEMA, first responders and law enforcement authorities shall be forwarded, and you’re done. To be sure!”

Hurricane Florence search, is still larger than expected. It will be soon. FEMA, first responders and law enforcement authorities shall be forwarded, and you’re done. You can be sure!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018

The President also released a video telling residents in the affected areas: “Get out of the way, don’ T play games with it — it’s a large, can be as big as you have seen.”

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018

According to Fox News Senior meteorologist Janice Dean, Florence stables could, upon reaching the Carolina coast later this week and make a slight shift to the South in the direction of South Carolina once, it landfall makes, “a high-water event.”

The storm, which is ready, millions of touches this week in the Southeast of the United States, is “to bring life-threatening storm surges and rain” – to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the mid-Atlantic States, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Florence is about 385 miles southwest of Bermuda and about 575 miles Southeast of Cape Fear, N. C., 5 p.m. ET, according to the NHC.

The center says the storm is west-North is moving West at 17 km / h and has a maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

The center says the storm could become stronger.

“Florence is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson-hurricane-Wind-scale,” it noted. “The strengthening of the forecast by [Wednesday]. While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is an extremely dangerous major hurricane forecast, such as the U.S. coast approaches.”

Meanwhile, Trump on Wednesday boasted of his administration in response to past hurricanes, while also referencing his recent feud with San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz help on storm measures in Puerto Rico in the last year.

“We have A Plus for our recent hurricane in Texas and Florida (and a unnoticed great job in Puerto Rico, even though, an inaccessible island with very little power and a totally incompetent mayor of San Juan),” he tweeted.

We have A Plus for our recent hurricane in Texas and Florida (and a unnoticed great job in Puerto Rico, even though, an inaccessible island with very little power and a totally incompetent mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the great coming one.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018

A day earlier, Trump has been criticized by the Democrats, after he propagated the “incredibly successful” response to the back-to-back hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico in the last year. Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island in September 2017, the latter of which had its official number of fatalities increased in the last month of the 64 dead, the way of 2.975.

“I think that Puerto Rico was incredibly successful,” Trump said on Tuesday, adding that he thought the storms, which were the meetings on the island “probably the toughest so far, “the island of nature.”

Critics such as Yulin Cruz slammed trump for these comments.

Pres Trump thinks, so you will lose 3000 lives, is a success. Can you imagine what he looks like think of failure?

— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) September 12, 2018

“Pres Trump thinks, shoot [sic] 3,000 lives is a success,” she tweeted Tuesday. “Can you imagine what he looks like think of failure?”

Fox News ” Elizabeth Zwirz, Zoe Szathmary and Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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