Newly sworn-in President Donald Trump spoke with Governor Nathan Deal over the weekend regarding the brutal tornadoes that recently wreaked havoc across South Georgia.
With 14 confirmed deaths already and more expected as rescuers continue sift through the rubble, local officials have plead for help from the Federal Government.
“We’ve been begging for help from FEMA (since Jan. 2, when the first round of storms hit the area) – the reason the federal government exists,” he said. “This community was crippled. Our families have been hurting, needing help for some time” said Dougherty County Chairman Christopher S. Cohilas.
At a press conference at the White House Senior Staff swearing in, Trump expressed his condolences for the people of Georgia as well as those in Alabama and Florida likewise effected. “We’ll be helping out the state of Georgia” he told the media, “On behalf of all of us Governor Deal, condolences.”
See the President’s remarks on the tragedy below.