Trump to visit hurricane ravaged areas of Florida, Georgia

Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 13:23:47-04

(AP) – The White House says President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia on Monday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Michael.

Trump will be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. The White House isn’t identifying areas the president will visit.

Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle last week as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds that practically flattened the town of Mexico Beach. The storm then raced through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, killing at least 17 people so far.

At a campaign rally Saturday in Kentucky, Trump praised individuals involved in the massive recovery effort and pledged that “we will not rest until the job is done.”

Trump toured parts of the Carolinas last month after Hurricane Florence.