President Trump declares a state of emergency in Alabama, due to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The announcement was made Saturday, and authorizes FEMA and the DHS to provide assistance to areas affected by the storm. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey responded to the news, expressing his gratitude to the president.
Power companies are working to restore electricity lost in the path of Hurricane Michael. Local power companies claim more than 940,000 homes and businesses on the East Coast were without power on Friday, after Hurricane Michael swept through Florida to Virginia.
Measures to prevent school shootings has remained a hot topic in the political conversation.
In a statement Friday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper revealed a 46-year-old man was killed in Brunswick County by a falling tree.The man was reportedly trying to cut the tree, to clear away debris when it fell on top of him. That brings the total of people killed in the state to 32, with other fatalities being reported in neighboring South Carolina and Virginia.