Burr, Tillis join President Trump in touring Hurricane Damage

Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC) with Gov. Roy Cooper and President Donald Trump at the Hurricane Florence Recovery Roundtable on Wednesday.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) at the Hurricane Florence Recovery Roundtable on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, along with Governor Roy Cooper, joined President Trump during his visit to North Carolina to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

“We are now moving towards the next step, which is getting the initial funding for recovery. We’ve made a request, and we’ll be moving forward and working with Governor Cooper with trying to get the money in place for some of the initial recovery,” said Senator Tillis. “I want to thank all the volunteers as well who have come together, this is when North Carolina and America is at its best.”

“I’ve been doing disasters in North Carolina as an elected representative for now 25 years, and I’ve never seen the preparation, the coordination, the collaboration between the federal, state, and local government like I’ve seen prior to this event,” said Senator Burr. “I am grateful for the federal component as well as the state emergency management folks and first responders, their collaboration is what is so great about this state.”

Congressman David Rouzer (NC-7) and Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler also participated in the tour.