North Carolina Governor Calls For Bipartisanship And Unity Ahead Of Hurricane Florence’s Predicted Devastation

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said lawmakers will have to work together following the anticipated devastation of Hurricane Florence to rebuild the damaged areas of the state.

“We have search and rescue teams from 19 different states who have come to North Carolina and are on the ready. And of course, we have our local teams that are out there along with state teams,” Cooper said on “Fox & Friends” Friday.

Cooper said volunteers are also coming in to aid the recovery effort and are traveling in by boat. (RELATED: Seth Meyers Re-Ups Hurricane Maria Criticism As Florence Barrels Towards US)

“We have volunteers who come in with boats like the Cajun Navy. They are here,” he continued. “We know that we are going to be needing them in the coming days, because this water is going to continue to rise. Massive storm surge coming in at high tide with more rain falling into the rivers. There’s just nowhere else for that water to go.”

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Cooper said he was concerned about people coming back from the storm to find their homes destroyed and made a push for unity to help North Carolina recover.

“I’ll tell you, last night I was thinking about all of the people who are staying with friends and families, or in hotels, or in one of our evacuation shelters, wondering whether they’re even going to have a home to go back to,” he concluded.

“So, after this initial storm is over, we’re going to have a long process of recovery and rebuilding. And we’re all going to have to work together to make sure we get that done.”

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