"That's not good. We're going to find out", he said.
He says, "There will be nothing left undone".
"People don't realize how a very hard phase is beginning today, with the handsome sunshine", Trump said.
Almost 3 feet of rain fell in some parts of North Carolina and almost 2 feet in areas of SC.
Trump's made his whirlwind tour through the Carolinas five days after the storm, which was blamed for at least 37 deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
In Lumberton, after a levee breached, authorities worry that the Lumber River will soon divide Robeson County, one of the poorest counties in the state. The evacuation shelter in the city was evacuated as floodwater rose on Monday, with many residents bussed to Pembroke, 15 miles away.
"You gotta take care of home", Jordan told The Charlotte Observer newspaper. Power outrages and the massive amount of water overwhelm solid-waste management systems in urban areas, and the manure lagoon overflows add to that.
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As of Tuesday night, their bodies had not yet been recovered.
Florence has killed at least 35 people and left entire towns in North Carolina flooded with muddy, fetid water.
Twenty-one flood gauges showed major or moderate flooding early on Thursday in southeast North Carolina and northeast SC, where major waterways, well above their flood stages, were forecast to rise through the weekend before they crest, the National Weather Service said.
He spoke at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in eastern North Carolina, where he received a briefing from state and local officials. The town of Wilmington still remains largely isolated, with no safe routes in or out.
"I can't tell you why, but I love that area", the president told officials. "I know we can come back stronger than ever but we're going to need your help". More than 60% of homes and businesses were without power, and crews have completed about 700 rescues in the county where Wilmington is located. Critics said the Trump administration was slow to recognize the extent of the damage and slow to help.
During a morning briefing on the damage, Trump asked a state official, "How is Lake Norman doing?"