President Trump to visit Florida and Georgia, assess storm damage

Posted at 3:46 PM, Oct 12, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) --  President Donald Trump says he'll visit Florida and Georgia early next week to assess damage from Hurricane Michael.

Trump announced his plans on Twitter on Friday but didn't say what day he'll visit the affected areas.

Trump also tweeted that "people have no idea how hard Hurricane Michael has hit the great state of Georgia."

Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane earlier this week. One of the hardest-hit spots in Florida is Mexico Beach, where entire blocks of homes have been destroyed. The storm then raced through Georgia, the Carolinas and on to Virginia.

Trump says the administration is "working very hard on every area and every state that was hit." He adds: "We are with you!"