In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Pollocksville, North Carolina, Mayor Jay Bender spoke to Fox News' Griff Jenkins about the devastating flooding in his town. More water vapor means more rain, especially when the storm is a crawler like Florence, which slowed to about 2 miles per hour (1.6 km per hour) after slamming into the North Carolina coast.
The president then traveled to SC, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue.
"America grieves with you and our hearts break for you". We are with you all the way. Mr. President, we have never seen one like this.
More than 18 million litres of partially treated sewage spilled into the Cape Fear River after power went out at a treatment plant, officials said, and the earthen dam of a pond holding hog waste was breached, spilling its contents.
Officials says "danger still immediate" as record flooding continues to plague parts of the USA state. Trump asked the man who lived in the house where the boat was now inadvertently and incongruously docked. "I don't have time to think. I can't say why".
"People don't realize how a very hard phase is beginning today, with the lovely sunshine", Trump said.
The president then toured a neighborhood in New Bern, telling locals that the government was "going to be here with you, you know that, we're with you already, we'll get it fixed up".
Speaking from inside an airplane hangar, Trump told emergency workers, "The job you've done has been incredible".
North Carolina continues to bear the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge, as rivers continue to rise and thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged.
North Carolina is still reeling from Hurricane Florence. The enduring image of the trip was of Trump at a church lobbing paper towels into the crowd as if shooting baskets.
"Have a good time" seems to be Trump's hurricane catchphrase.
While most people were able to evacuate, that wasn't the case with livestock.
"Is everybody OK?" he asked those gathered, assuring them it was "going to be OK". But critics quickly dubbed it inappropriate for the grim crisis at hand. That's four times its normal height.
It wasn't clear why the women were being moved in the aftermath of a killer hurricane, and Justin Bamberg, a lawyer who has represented the families of several people injured or killed by law officers, said he was perplexed by the decision. "To see what we're seeing - this boat, I don't know what happened, but this boat just came here".