President Trump visits tornado-ravaged areas in Middle Tennessee after approving disaster declaration for the state

President Trump visits tornado-ravaged areas in Middle Tennessee after approving disaster declaration for the state

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Trump got a first-hand look at the devastation from Tuesday’s tornadoes when he visited Nashville Friday.

An EF-4 tornado ripped through Putnam County, killing 18.

President Trump spent time talking to people who experienced the traumatic event and pointed out how quickly the community came together to pick up the pieces.

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“Tremendous heart. Already, you see people rebuilding after something that took place, literally hours ago, couple of days,” Trump said.

He joined Gov. Bill Lee, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and other top officials during his visit.

Trump approved a disaster declaration Thursday, making federal funding available to those affected by the tornadoes. It is unclear exactly how much will be given.

FEMA also announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on March 3, 2020 - specifically Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties.


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