It's far from over in the Carolinas, and President Trump is on the way.
As the remnants of Hurricane Florence roll north along the Appalachian Trail, the floodwaters deepen and the death toll rises. The destruction will remain for longer than anyone knows.
And for the victims, the first days of desperation are giving way to despair.
That is why the president is fitting in a visit to the stricken region on Wednesday.