Trump to visit North Carolina this week

President Donald Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday following major flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, the White House said Tuesday.

Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina on Friday, leading to the deaths of at least 33 people.

It is unclear where Trump will visit.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news conference Tuesday that approximately 10,000 people are currently in shelters and that more than 2,200 people have been rescued and evacuated by first responders.

The president during a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda praised the recovery efforts underway, saying “tremendous effort and bravery is being shown in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia.”

“I just got some clips of some of the things that the Coast Guard is doing and getting people to safety in horrible conditions,” Trump said. “And I want to salute the first responders, law enforcement, the military, FEMA. The job they are doing is incredible. It is incredible. So I just want to thank them very much.”

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