Transcript for President Trump to visit Florida
Dozens of people are unaccounted for in the Florida Panhandle this morning five days after hurricane Michael may have landfall rescuers are using dogs to search for survivors. As the president prepares to visit the region today. The official death hole is eighteen but that number is expected to rise and thousands are not expected to get their power back until at least next week. ABC's Emily Rao has the latest on the search and recovery efforts good morning Emily. Good morning Stephanie and had net president trump and the First Lady will leave Washington later this morning and they'll spend the day eight in Florida seen mad devastation from hurricane Michael firsthand. It's one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US. The number of dead continues to rise and thousands more now homeless after hurricane Michael Barnes had a tremendous it has some of the worst damage as seen in my career FEMA director of rock long touring the damage Sunday with Florida governor Rick Scott. We're starting to see more of a power get on. Be about 171000 utility workers work on are unsafe. It could take weeks for those crews to fully restore Holler. ABC's rob Marciano has been in the Florida Panhandle since Michael made landfall what is most striking about this hurricane damage is not just that thousands of homes that are damaged but. These retail storefront that are completely blown out hundreds of commercial spaces. Damaged or completely destroyed. And right now search and rescue missions can teach you for that 46 people still unaccounted for it's been very traumatic. I just. I can't arming. Obviously one family thinking their relatives evacuated before this storm fining a surprise when looking on line and an interactive map and spotting hits the word help spelled out in long. English service. I beta carotene leery owner Jack. Rescue crews responding finding all three people in the home safe and sound. And Tyndall air force base taking a major hit the aftermath resembling a war zone with many of the buildings a total loss that base home to dozens of F 22 raptors each with a price tag of 300 million dollars. And on Sunday president campsite another emergency declaration this wind approving more federal aid money for this seat of Georgia. And again the president and First Lady will leave the White House to tours that damage in Florida around 9 o'clock eastern time Kenneth Stephanie and we will have complete covers thank you Emily.
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