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President Trump surveys tornado damage in Putnam County

Posted at 5:59 AM, Mar 06, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — President Donald Trump arrived in Putnam County Friday to survey some of the hardest-hit areas from this week's deadly tornadoes.

Air Force One touched down at Berry Field at Nashville International Airport around 10 a.m. President Trump then boarded Marine One, where he flew to Putnam County.

Once on the ground in Putnam County, Trump said FEMA was doing a great job and pledged to get the community the help it needs. "God be with them," Trump added.

Trump has approved federal aid and disaster relief to help with the clean-up efforts. Federal aid is available in Putnam, Davidson and Wilson counties.

Putnam County is one of the hardest-hit areas. State Rep. Ryan Williams (R – Cookeville) said he didn't waste any time getting help. He's been in Nashville working with TEMA and the National Guard. Rep. Williams says there will be more help soon.

“God was not in this tornado but he has been in our response. We are excited to see that come to fruition in the next days, weeks, and months as we get back to what it is we do here in Putnam County,” Williams said.