Trump signs disaster declaration for Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin IslandsStaff Writer | September 11, 2017
President Trump signed a disaster declaration afternoon for Georgia, which is preparing for damaging winds and coastal flooding in parts of the state that are expected to be hit by Hurricane Irma.
Weather The hardship and suffering
"This action will help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict on the local population, and provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures," the White House said in a statement.
Trump has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Departments to coordinate with local authorities in Georgia as the category 4 hurricane makes its way toward the Florida Keys and Georgia coast. ■