President Trump touched-down in Alabama Friday flanked by First Lady Melania and his youngest son to visit with the victims of this week’s deadly tornadoes; thanking first responders and emergency personnel for “doing an incredible job.”
“Everyone’s doing an incredible job. These are incredible people. We met some survivors and family members—one woman lost 10 people in her family. I’ve never seen anything like that,” Trump said. “I wanted to come the day it happened but they said ‘wait.’ So thank you.”
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump view memorial crosses for the 23 people killed in the Alabama tornadoes. pic.twitter.com/uVugwObYnt
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The deadly storms claimed the lives of at least 23 people and injured countless more throughout the region.
“We love you all, we love the state of Alabama,” added the Commander-in-Chief.
DEVASTATION: Massive Tornado Kills 23 in Alabama, ‘Double Digits’ Still Missing
A massive tornado ripped through southeastern Alabama Sunday, killing at least 23 people and injuring countless more as rescue workers dig through the rubble to reach survivors across the region.
“Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said at a morning news conference that most of the destruction was focused in an area along Alabama Highway 51 in Beauregard that is about a half-mile wide,” reports Fox News.
“It looks almost as like someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground. There are slabs where homes formerly stood,” he told reporters. “Whole forested areas, trees are just snapped and lying on the ground.”
“I have not seen this level of destruction ever in my experience here in Lee County,” the sheriff said. “We have not had anything of this nature before.”
“In some locations, complete residences are gone,” he added.
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