Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard

Leroy Wright
September 22, 2018

Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield discusses how his organization and National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan are helping victims affected by Hurricane Florence.

While power has been restored to most homes and businesses in the Carolinas and Virginia, and trucks have been picking up mountains of storm debris, water draining toward the Atlantic from inland areas has been sending rivers over their banks across a wide region. Others got a case of bottled water or military MREs, or field rations.

"Major flooding is underway on several North and SC rivers, including the Cape Fear, Northeast Cape Fear, Lumber, Waccamaw, PeeDee and Little PeeDee", the USGS warned in a news release earlier this week. "I'm still hopeful", said Lynn about his home which now has water up to the front step.

"You better pray. I think we all need to pray that it don't happen". The utility said it could not rule out the possibility that coal ash from a dump adjacent to the plant, which formerly burned coal, might be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina today.

Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours Tuesday for handouts of food, water and tarps.

At the same time, Florence's drenching rain - as much as 3 feet in some areas - left many areas near the coast underwater.

Kavanaugh Accuser: Delay Hearing Because I Don't Like Flying
Biden, who chaired the Thomas hearing and is considering running for president, said he regrets the way Hill was treated. The woman's attorneys called the date set by Republicans "arbitrary", according to multiple United States news reports .

Additionally, the Carolina Panthers staff and players will engage in direct service projects for impacted areas.

Cooper said at a news conference Friday that the National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard "heroically saved lives" when they rescued the people in the town of Kelly in Bladen County on Thursday night.

The county has opened emergency shelters in Florence, Lake City, Johnsonville and Coward.

They will likely be closed at least until almost the end of September, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon.

The South Carolina governor estimated damage from the flood in his state at $1.2 billion. And waste from those hog farms has been leaking into floodwaters.

At least 16 rivers remained at a major flood stage with three others set to crest in the coming days in North Carolina, the state said.

In Wilmington on Tuesday, workers began handing out supplies using a system resembling a giant fast-food drive-thru: Drivers pulled up to a line of pallets, placed an order and left without having to get out.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article