>> US President Donald Trump visiting the Carolinas Wednesday. Meeting victims of Hurricane Florence, and pledging strong federal support to a region devastated by deadly flooding. According to state officials, rivers are still rising, while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged.>> We have farmers who have lost significantly their crops.
A lot of businesses are down, and of course, people have lost their homes.>> More than 15,000 people are still in shelters six days after Florence made landfall as a category one hurricane, killing 35 people.>> To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you.
>> Trump's trip follows criticism over his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico around this time last year. But the President recently disputed the official death toll of 3000 in the US territory. Meanwhile, in the Carolinas, dramatic rescues caught on camera in areas inundated by flood waters.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the ground Wednesday saying, this event is not over.>> We've gotta get the roads open to be able to get the power crews into the isolated areas and the flooded areas.>> Across North Carolina, more than 200,000 people still remain without power.