Trump views damage in hurricane-hit Florida BelfastTelegraph.co.uk US President Donald Trump got a bird’s eye view of Florida communities left in ruins by Hurricane Michael during a helicopter tour of parts of the state. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/trump-views-damage-in-hurricanehit-florida-37423601.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37423597.ece/a47f4/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_2d967cf2-8380-415f-8361-21be447551e0_1 Email US President Donald Trump got a bird’s eye view of Florida communities left in ruins by Hurricane Michael during a helicopter tour of parts of the state. Mr Trump initially saw uprooted trees and houses with blue sheets covering damaged roofs after his helicopter set off from Eglin Air Force Base, near Valparaiso. But the severity of the damage worsened significantly as Mr Trump approached Mexico Beach, a town of about 1,000 people that was nearly wiped off the map in a direct hit from the hurricane and its 155mph winds last week. Many of the houses in Mexico Beach had no roofs. In some cases, only the foundations were left standing. A water tower lay on its side and 18-wheel lorries were scattered in a car park like a child’s toys. Mr Trump also saw Tyndall Air Force Base, which was heavily damaged by the storm. Reporters trailed the president in a separate helicopter. Mr Trump landed at an airport near Panama… Read full this story
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