Trumps visits Alabama days after deadly tornado

Trumps visits Alabama days after deadly tornado

Alabama and several other Southern states could soon be under threat of more severe storms - including the risk of some tornadoes - with a new system expected to reach the South this weekend, forecasters said.

Malzahn and almost 30 players helped deliver supplies to the Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Alabama, and the Greater Peace Baptist Church in Opleika, Alabama, on Monday afternoon, according to 247Sports. The auditorium was filled with toiletries, clothes, school supplies and other necessities for those who lost their homes in the tornado.

Sheila Creech and Marshall Grimes were recently engaged and camping the weekend the tornado hit.

The president also signed hats and Bibles for volunteers and survivors, which included signing a Bible for a 12 year-old boy that drew huge applause from the crowd, the report added.

U.S. President Donald Trump is hugged by a resident who survived a tornado in Beauregard, Alabama, U.S., March 8, 2019.

UPDATE: 12:33 p.m.

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89.

UPDATE: 12:22 p.m.

- Officials have released the names of the victims killed in the devastating tornado that ripped through Beauregard, Alabama on Sunday.

President Trump's motorcade arrived in Beauregard at 11:55 a.m. CT.

During a tornado, people should seek shelter in the interior room of a home on the lowest floor, according to KnoWhat2Do.com, North Texas' regional preparedness website.

The president and first lady Melania Trump saw trees that appeared to have been snapped in half.

Local officials joining the president include Gov. Kay Ivey, State EMA Director Brian Hastings, Sheriff Jay Jones and Kathrine Carson, director of Lee County Emergency Management Agency.

UPDATE: 11:50 a.m.

Dozens of people were injured, with 77 patients from areas affected by the tornadoes hospitalized on Sunday.

UPDATE: 11:23 a.m. At least 23 people were killed, some of them children.

UPDATE: 11:01 a.m.

"It is at times of greatest need that we often see our communities coming together to help one another, this is one of those times". Marine One departed at 11:05 a.m.

He also engaged in a sustained back-and-forth with lawmakers from hurricane-whipped Puerto Rico, whose pro-statehood governor identifies as a Democrat.

UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. Air Force One first landed at a military base along the Georgia border, where Trump boarded a helicopter for an aerial tour of some of the damage.

Trump flew to the state Friday to survey the damage.

The president will land at Fort Benning's Lawson Army Airfield around lunch before traveling west to Lee County.

"Just keep those families in your prayers", Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said, two days after the disaster.

By the morning of March 4, four of the 63 patients treated at the medical center remained hospitalized.

"It looks nearly as if someone took a giant knife and scraped the ground", Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County told the AFP news agency.

"I know that Auburn and its leadership both in athletics and the university are working diligently right now to form some action plans to be able to respond, not only short-term but long-term to help our community to rebuild and to heal", Pearl said, via WVTM.

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