White House

Trump to visit Alabama areas devastated by weekend tornadoes

“It’s been a tragic situation, but a lot of good work is being done,” the president said Tuesday

Damages caused by a tornado touchdown are seen at a gas station on U.S. 280 March 5, 2019 in Smiths Station, Alabama. Numerous tornado touchdowns were reported in Eastern Alabama and Western Georgia on March 3 killing at least 23 people. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump announced he will travel to Alabama on Friday, where tornadoes killed at least 23 people on Sunday.

“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the devastating storms in Alabama, Georgia, and the surrounding states, and especially to the families of those who have tragically lost their lives,” he said at the start of an event at the White House.

“I’ll be heading to Alabama on Friday,” Trump said. “It’s been a tragic situation, but a lot of good work is being done.”

Trump tweeted Monday he has ordered federal emergencies agencies to give the Yellowhammer State “A+ treatment,” drawing criticism from Democrats and others who say he has shortchanged Puerto Rico following devastating hurricanes there.

[FEMA ready for devastation in Alabama, despite administrator’s recent resignation]

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