President Trump headed to Alabama on Friday to survey tornado damage

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President Donald Trump speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump says he’ll visit Alabama on Friday to see the area devastated by a tornado that killed 23 people.
    

Trump says “it’s been a tragic situation but a lot of good work is being done.”
    
The president says he’s been in regular touch with the governors of Alabama and Georgia.
    
The tornado that hit Sunday was the nation’s deadliest in nearly six years.
    
Forecasters say it appears the deadly tornado that struck Beauregard, Alabama, rumbled about 70 miles (113 kilometers) across two states.
    
That would make it among the longest-lived tornadoes to touch down in Alabama.
    
Its distance approaches the 81-mile (130 kilometer) track of a twister that killed more than 60 people and demolished much of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in a “super outbreak” of several long-lasting tornadoes across the South on April 27, 2011.
    
Chris Darden, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Birmingham, said Tuesday that the tornado that struck Beauregard continued into Georgia, where his colleagues were surveying damage in that state and that the final track would likely be around 70 miles (113 kilometers).
    
 

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