'It's Pretty Bleak': Mayor of Small NC Town Says Trump Must See 'Desperate Circumstances'
Town has no water, sewage system or gas.
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Pollocksville, North Carolina, Mayor Jay Bender spoke to Fox News' Griff Jenkins about the devastating flooding in his town.
President Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday to view areas affected by the storm, and Bender said said the president "absolutely" needs to visit Pollocksville and other small towns.
"Our town is devastated. I'm really not sure what it's going to be like after it's all over," Bender said, estimating that the floodwaters are four to five feet higher than they were after Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
He said the town has no water, no sewage, no gasoline and they have been told that they won't have power for eight days.
"We're a little town. We're not like Wilmington or Lumberton or New Bern. And they're my friends and they have gone through the tough stuff. But they have staff. We have no staff," Bender said, noting that he's not sure if he will be able to open his town office even if he can reach it.
He said Trump needs to see firsthand that little towns like Pollocksville are cut off and in "desperate circumstances," and the people are "horribly frustrated."
"It's pretty bleak," Bender said.