President Trump visited Conway to see damage caused by Florence

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – President Donald Trump made a stop in Conway on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Carolinas to see the damage that was caused by Hurricane Florence.

President Trump walked through downtown Conway and around Long Avenue to visit with families in flooded areas with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

The President then met with local and state officials, South Carolina senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and Congressman Tom Rice at the Horry County Emergency Operations Center, assuring them that Washington is behind the county and will provide federal help.

“We are behind you from day one from three days ago and now it looks nice but it’s really the calm before the storm,” President Trump said. “You will get a lot of water, we see it, it’s coming down. No one would believe something like this couple happen. All of that water is coming your way and people don’t know that and they assume, you look outside and you see this beautiful weather but over the next couple of days it’s going to get rough in South Carolina.”

President Trump said there’s going to be a rebuilding process and that will start soon.

“We are all with you a hundred percent and we will get through it, I think the most exciting part is the rebuilding, there’s a lot, I flew over it, and there’s a lot of damage and you haven’t really been hit yet compared to what’s coming. I love South Carolina I love this state and I love Henry McMaster and the job he’s done.”

According to information from the White House press pool, McMaster recounted Hurricane Hugo in 1989 was a tremendous blow, noting the problem was never the initial hit, but rather the flooding.

The governor said the cooperation with other federal agencies is the best it’s ever been, adding “we are confident we will come out of this.”

Trump thanked Henry McMaster and promised the full support of the federal government.

“Whatever they need from Washington, we are there,” Trump said, according to the press pool.

Trump’s stop in Conway was preceded by a tour of some of the damage in New Bern, N.C.

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