Watch live coverage of President Trump’s visit here starting at 4 p.m.
(WTVM) – President Trump will visit Georgia on Monday to survey the damage from Hurricane Michael.
Trump declared a federal State of Emergency in Georgia on Thursday, opening up direct federal aid for communities.
Damage estimates in the Middle District are unknown, but reported to be in the billions of dollars, including massive crop damage.
Both Macon and Albany, home to several key United States Department of Justice offices and federal courthouses serving the Middle District of Georgia, sustained varying levels of storm damage.
Albany endured citywide and ongoing power outages and structural damage to homes and businesses.
“My thoughts and prayers are with those people affected by Hurricane Michael,” said Charles Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. “The recovery process will be arduous, and I am grateful that President Trump has heard and answered our call for help during this difficult time.”
News Leader 9 will cover President Trump’s arrival Monday afternoon.