Florence Continues to Punish the Carolinas a Week After Landfall

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

And plenty of roads are still closed in the storm's wake.

President Donald Trump visited the Carolinas on Wednesday, attending hurricane briefings and meeting with residents and emergency workers.

Some 2,600 people had been rescued by boat or helicopter in North Carolina alone since the storm made landfall, and about 10,000 people remain in shelters, according to state officials.

The President said the federal government would do everything necessary to ensure recovery.

The money will go toward repairs to roads and bridges, water-control facilities, utilities, public parks and beaches, as well as building and equipment replacement, the letter says. We will never forget your loss, we will never leave your side.

Trump praised first responders and offered comfort to residents who suffered losses in the storm, saying: "To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you, and our hearts break for you".

The department also said USA 421 at the New Hanover County line is now closed. Gov. Henry McMaster met the President as he arrived.

SC has experienced four natural disasters in the last four years that drastically have impacted numerous rural communities throughout the state.

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Police say they died on Tuesday when a sheriff's van transporting them was caught in floodwaters.

Cooper, a Democrat, said he'd told the president "over and over again" that the state was "going to need significant resources to recover".

S.C. officials also based their analysis on the fact that the counties impacted by the storm have high proportions of low- to moderate-income residents, "which do not have the means to recover themselves and are vulnerable to disaster impacts", S.C. Disaster Recover Office Program Management director Jeffrey Sanderson wrote in a letter to McMaster.

North Carolina's Cape Fear River is expected to crest at about 62 feet Wednesday, putting thousands in harm's way. There was a fetid smell in the air, a scent familiar to numerous people who live near the farms and lagoons.

The reason is that climate change is warming the Arctic much more than it is heating up the Tropics, easing the pressure difference between the two, he said in an interview on Wednesday. As floodwaters continue to rise, concerns are growing about the environmental and health dangers lurking in the water.

Greenville News reporter Gabe Cavallaro tweeted photos comparing a flooded street that had since returned to normal. Now that waters have receded, property owners along its banks are returning to survey the damage.

The Horry County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that when the waters overtook the van, they rose too quickly for the pair to be saved. Mr. Trump recently disputed new findings that Hurricane Maria's death toll was far greater than originally estimated in Puerto Rico, placing blame on Democrats for inflating numbers to "make him look bad".

He added later, "Unfortunately, the money will be a lot but it's going to come".

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