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Trump makes surprise call to North Carolina mayor as hurricane Florence approaches

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President Trump has a surprise phone call to a North Carolina mayor on Thursday to assure him that the Federal government is tracking hurricane Florence, and open a line of communication between the two.

Wilmington mayor Bill Saffo said he appreciated the President of the call, according to the Star-News. Wilmington of the state, the fifth-largest city, with about 121,00 residents.

“I told him that we appreciate the efforts on the Federal level,” Saffo said. “I’m sure that we are going to have some of your support when this thing is over. But he was very gracious, very concerned about what was happening in the area. And I told him that I appreciated his call and we will be in touch.”

President Trump opens up that lines of communication with Wilmington, N. C. mayor Bill Saffo.

(Wilmington)

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Saffo said he initially considered the call from the White house, according to WRAL-TV. But when the number showed up again, he said, he knew that it was an important call.

North Carolina Gov., Roy Cooper, said he asked the President to accelerate for improved disaster Declaration, more resources to bear than the storm began, down the coast.

Earlier Thursday, Trump sent out a reassuring tweet, said: “We are completely ready for hurricane Florence, as the storm will be even bigger and more powerful. Be careful!”

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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