President Trump, First Lady Visit Florida Following Hurricane Michael
President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation” that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing and as hundreds of thousands of residents remained without electricity.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump passed out bottles of water at an aid center in Lynn Haven, a city of about 18,500 people near Panama City in northwestern Florida, after taking a helicopter flight from Eglin Air Force Base about 100 miles (160 km) to the west.
“To see this personally is very tough…total devastation,”
said Trump, who later traveled to neighboring Georgia to see storm damage there.
At least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on Michael, which crashed into the Panhandle last Wednesday as one of the most powerful storms on record to hit the continental United States.
Thousands of rescuers, including volunteers, are still combing remote areas of the Florida Panhandle for those reported missing. They include 46 missing in Mexico Beach, according to ABC News. The town took a direct hit from the hurricane,
About 200,000 people remained without power in the U.S. Southeast, with residents cooking with fires and barbecue grills during daylight in hard-hit coastal towns such as Port St. Joe, Florida.
Trump was accompanied by Florida Governor Rick Scott, a fellow Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in the Nov. 6 congressional elections in which control of Congress is at stake.
After visiting Florida for a few hours, the Trumps flew to Robins Air Force Base in Georgia to look at a part of that state hit by Michael and get a briefing from state and local officials. They surveyed damage to cotton crops and pecan trees. The Trumps planned to return to Washington on Monday evening, the White House said.
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Goikhberg, Keating Earn Le Mans Invites with Trueman/Akin Award
Monday October 15, 2018
Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA IMSA’s pair of automatic invites to next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans have been nominated, with Misha Goikhberg and Ben Keating winning the sanctioning body’s two sportsmen driver awards. Goikhberg, co-driver of the No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson, ended up with his second consecutive Jim Trueman Award following Saturday’s […]
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BREAKING: WWE Officially Announces Rey Mysterio’s Return Date
Monday October 08, 2018
Rey Mysterio is one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time. The former world champion has performed for crowds all over the world and he’s one of the most respected pro wrestlers in the industry today. Rey is the real deal and every time he’s on the card, he always delivers. Now Rey […]
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