Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump says South Carolina is in for a “rough few days” in the aftermath of Florence, but assures the state that the federal government “is behind you.”

Trump spoke Wednesday at an emergency management center in the city of Conway, near Myrtle Beach.

He noted that he visited North Carolina earlier in the day to survey other damage caused by Florence. He tells South Carolina “all that water is coming your way.”

Trump says that, although the weather outside may be nice, “it’s really the calm before the storm.”

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said during the same briefing that “the worst is yet to come” for his state.

Both Carolinas are grappling with the effects of severe flooding, with more flooding expected as rivers crest.

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