American resiliency is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Over the weekend, America watched as brave first responders put their own lives at risk to help others across the Carolinas and elsewhere.

As the flooding continues in North and South Carolina, rescue workers remain on the job with full support from Federal agencies. President Donald J. Trump put extensive preparations in place to assist state and local governments ahead of the storm, including nearly 4,000 Federal Employees—more than 1,000 of them from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Today, President Trump signed an Emergency Declaration for South Carolina. He did the same for North Carolina on Saturday. Such assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and businesses recover from the storm.

“The Federal Government has dispatched nearly 20,000 Federal and Military personnel to assist in the response and recovery effort,” President Trump said today. “Every relevant Federal resource is marshaled to help those in need. Many lives have been saved already . . . The job they’re doing is incredible.”

Watch President Trump’s latest statement on the recovery effort.

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Source: White House