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-- Kay Hagan of North Carolina getting a firsthand look at the damage in her states today.
During Sanford and now it -- an area particularly.
Hit hard by toward our Saturday's tornado.
Senator Hagan also met with city officials and she.
Walking around talking to his residence senator Hagan joins us now by phone to talk a little bit more about -- thanks for joining us senator Hagan.
Heather thank you for highlighting what -- a lot of that we packed with a complete death.
A 130 at spirit we had eight tornadoes -- are now 84000 people are without power.
At this Stanford area where the -- The -- was totally devastated that flat.
I was there this morning to act out of my commonwealth of that's what manager of that sort you out that there is there that's the -- of -- relic effort that.
But he had the gap -- able able to favorable but the people that don't.
We're taking a look at some pictures there are Rick Reichmuth is there on the scene in -- And it really is amazing I mean this isn't just affecting people's homes so it's affecting their livelihood.
With -- low is it being just one example of the businesses destroyed or damaged well I -- the.
Can't let the let it employs about three -- people of the area -- another business that I visited static.
-- with bullets about well that people that it had numerous facilities like there.
That that that might support it -- and it was just unbelievable but there but that.
Devastate but the but the about the Philippines but really -- is the high number of people that are -- -- you know that.
And that you're able to speak with some of those people share with us if -- can Warner chief stories that you heard from some of those survivors of best.
But -- the things that people who actually could look up at C.
-- was first they thought were -- that the guy at that it turned it beat the -- Theory -- I -- at this -- look at the -- with every person picked up about it.
And it didn't that the bad that the tornado with the lead.
You know battle but went overhead.
-- -- -- -- Going -- -- but that there -- that this suspect that it definitely -- what they thought the debris is they thought it was birds coming and that's what's not real never seen it -- -- that -- -- -- -- book around with the exception of perhaps Burt but at what -- of the so what he.
So let's talk about the people who are left -- -- today and tonight not are there shelters available are you covered in that area.
Red carpet event that felt there.
And the other governor's office is doing at that point stopped working with beef up but does it get it but officials of the city -- the -- -- about that but the number of them.
And they are coordinating the -- -- helping the people.
You know but our department about helping and that they're really pick up with that but.
-- pocket but the but the operative -- that -- -- -- point there's not.
A meeting with.
All but they have -- suspect but.
But but but but be -- it -- -- about the buck up and say mentioned 23 people killed hundreds injured.
I did that BS state director of emergency management heat he said this is -- -- that he cannot yet confirm definitive numbers.
Are -- search crews still looking for people in the debris.
You know -- certainly would have a better handle that that I is that that was something that if there's belief that it could.
That -- that people are -- there's definitely a bit but.
I'm headed Bertie county which is the 130.
He's the Pope -- with a bit smaller -- -- 1000.
Population that would ten people were killed at -- now.
And one county alone yeah.
-- -- -- this affected what 15 counties in the central and eastern parts of the state.
I'm finally as we wrap up senator Hagan what do you have to say to all of these people tonight in your state affected.
Well first of all my heart and my prayers go out but that -- but as the favorite Buffett he's.
Appears that this terrible devastating don't want but for the others that have -- definitely been affected their businesses their livelihood their.
That people are out there hoping that support.
The emergency workers as well as state and that -- are definitely feeling -- adequate job but -- its rapid immediately helping but the weekend.
If you know put the devastated aunt but look at what people -- that they -- -- the point.
-- and -- rebuilt thank you so much senator Kay Hagan joining us on the phone from North Carolina thank you thank you -- So.
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