Ben Carson Cannot Say How He Would Tackle Hurricane Joaquin

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a town hall event at River Woods, Sept. 30, 2015 in Exeter, N.H. PlayDarren McCollester/Getty Images
WATCH Ben Carson on How He Would Handle Hurricane Joaquin: 'I Don't Know'

Ben Carson could not say how he would deal with Hurricane Joaquin, the storm that's intensifying in the Atlantic and headed toward the Bahamas and the East Coast.

“Uh, I don’t know,” Carson said with a giggle in response to an ABC News question asking what steps he would take if he was president today.

In contrast, Jeb Bush gave a rather detailed response, including an evacuation plan for certain areas in Joaquin’s path.

“It’s easy for people to be prepared and public leaders, mayors and governors have a duty to let them know they’ll be there to help them the day the storm passes,” Bush said today in New Hampshire. “But in the interim it’s up to citizens to be prepared and evacuate if they’re in low lying areas. And you know be safe basically."

Bush advised government officials on the East Coast to be prepared for what could be a devastating storm.

National Hurricane Center Director Richard Knabb said today that a hurricane warning could be issued for parts of the East Coast as early as Thursday.