Trump says "it's been a tragic situation but a lot of good work is being done".
More than two days after the deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama, there was little hope of finding people or pets alive in the rubble.
Since Monday, Griffin has been feeding first responders who are searching for the missing and helping those who lost their homes.
The tornado was an EF4 with winds estimated at 170 miles per hour and carved a path of destruction up to nine-tenths of a mile wide in Alabama, scraping up the earth in a phenomenon known as "ground rowing", the National Weather Service said.
iHeart stations in Birmingham, Auburn, Gadsden and Tuscaloosa are partnering with the Alabama Broadcasting Association for the iHeartRadio Lee County Tornado Relief, a disaster relief fundraiser benefiting Community Foundation of East Alabama's Long-Term Recovery Fund.
On Sunday, deadly tornadoes destroyed southeastern Alabama.
Darden said the "monster tornado" was the deadliest twister to hit the US since May 2013, when an EF-5 killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma.
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The Alabama dead included four children and a couple in their 80s, with 10 victims belonging to a single extended family. Several people in Georgia were also injured by twisters that also extended to Florida and SC, according to the National Weather Service.
"I just had to tell them that everything that proves who I am is out on that road", Cordarrly Jones said. "I am grateful to President Trump and the Alabama delegation efforts to expedite the major disaster declaration".
President Donald Trump is heading to Alabama to survey damage from a deadly tornado outbreak that devastated a small town, killing almost two dozen people. "There are slabs where homes normally stood".
"I pray to God that they find her", Sanford said as picked through remains of her home, which tumbled in the wind and is now scattered across neighbors' land. "I want him right here on this land because my mom is about love and unity". The tornado had partially peeled away the roof of Spann's mobile home.
"Houses need to be replaced". He said he had seen "unbelievable" destruction from the air, too.
In the months after wildfires scorched California, a Democrat-led state that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump threatened to cut off federal aid unless the state embraced forest management policies he championed.
The administration at one point considered redirecting disaster aid from places like Puerto Rico and California to pay for the president's long-promised U.S. -Mexico border wall but ultimately chose to target other funding sources. The administration ultimately chose to target other sources of federal dollars.
Trump had already been scheduled to fly south Friday for a weekend at his private Mar-a-Lago club and will head there from Alabama.