President Donald J. Trump approves Georgia emergency declaration

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President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Wednesday, President Trump approved the Georgia emergency declaration.

The approval allows the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.

Wednesday, the entire Georgia congressional delegation came together to send a bipartisan letter to President Trump. The letter urged President Trump to take immediate action to make sure aid is timely for Georgians impacted by Hurricane Michael.

“FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment, and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” according to The White House.

Debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding in select counties.

Gov. Deal will host a press conference shortly to discuss Hurricane Michael.

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