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President Donald Trump visits Middle Tennessee to view tornado damage

Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 15:00:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump arrived in Putnam County Friday morning 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. local time. Trump then boarded Marine One, which flew him to Putnam County.

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 was among the areas hardest hit by the storms. State Rep. Ryan Williams (R – Cookeville) said he didn't waste any time getting help. He's been in Nashville, working with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard.

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.

This story was originally published by Laken Bowles on WTVF in Nashville.