President Tours Tornado-Ravaged Tennessee

Everyone working very hard, he said

President Trump on Friday toured parts of Tennessee that were hit by tornadoes earlier this week, where dozens died and many more were injured.  As many as 38 are still unaccounted for.

His visit comes a day after he declared a major disaster for the state and ordered federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts. More than 100 buildings were destroyed, power lines were downed, and an airport was severely damaged by one of the tornadoes that was on the ground for about two miles.

Local officials he met with emphasized the suddenness of the tornadoes, and also praised the administration’s response, including both the disaster declaration and the cooperation between federal and local people. “They just appeared,” President Trump said of the tornadoes. “And we’re working very hard; FEMA’s doing a great job.” He recounted to reporters stories he had heard of the victims, including one boy who had been ripped out of his home by the storm and landed two blocks away.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials helping the people of Tennessee as they work to recover from lost lives, injuries and severe damage.
  • For the work of FEMA and other responding groups as, among other things, they continue to search for missing individuals.

Sources: Fox News, CBS News


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