President Donald Trump continued this week to deny the effects of climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific agreement that it is occurring. However, even while Trump and many other Republicans deny man-made climate change, a shift appears to be occurring among Republican voters in North Carolina, a state which has been severely damaged by two hurricanes in two years.
Home and business owners who have been devastated by damage from Hurricane Florence are now facing another disaster: the costs of rebuilding.
According to an article in The New York Times, the costs to rebuild after the flood waters recede in the Carolinas and Virginia will be in the range of 20% to 40% higher because of Donald Trump’s trade war.
By Anna Mehler Paperny
KINSTON, N.C. (Reuters) – Flooding from rain-swollen rivers was expected to worsen across the Carolinas on Thursday and the next couple of days in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which killed 36 people in three states, forecasters said.
Trump had another one of his "moments," when announced that the flood water in North Carolina will be moving to South Carolina.
Florence kept dumping rain on North Carolina on Sunday and officials warned residents that "the worst is yet to come" from a storm that has already killed at least eight people, as rivers inland were likely to flood.
Slow moving Hurricane Florence, now a category one hurricane, made landfall in North Carolina just a few minutes ago.
“Hurricane Florence has officially made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina”
Bill Nye explained on MSNBC that climate change is making hurricanes like Florence more severe because of increased ocean temperature.
Sen. Jeff Merkley isn't letting up on the Trump administration for taking $10 million from FEMA ahead of hurricane season to pay for more prisons for immigrants.
Trump had a message for the millions of people who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. Trump warned the American people that the hurricane is in fact, wet.