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Oct. 17 - Senators Perdue, Isakson Tour Hurricane Michael Devastation With Vice President Pence

Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report

October 17, 2018 - U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson joined Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Bainbridge, Moultrie, and Albany, Georgia to visit farmers and producers who have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. They were also joined by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state and local officials.


“It was an honor to have both President Trump and Vice President Pence in Georgia this week as we assess Hurricane Michael’s impact on our state,” said Senator David Perdue. “Today, we joined Vice President Pence and Secretary Perdue in South Georgia, where we met with farmers and producers who have suffered significant crop losses in the aftermath of the storm. There’s a long road ahead, but it’s encouraging to see Georgians come together during this challenging time. Thanks to President Trump, Vice President Pence, our first responders, and local and state authorities for their support as we work to get our communities up and running again.”

“Georgia took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael and is in the beginning phases of recovery. Traveling today with Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, we had a chance to talk with our farmers and survey some of the worst-hit areas of southwest Georgia,” said Senator Johnny Isakson. “Lives and livelihoods have been shattered, and our agriculture community took a particularly big hit.”

“I know that we will get through this challenging time,” said Vice President Mike Pence. “We will rebuild these crops and these communities. We will restore southwest Georgia, we will restore the Sunbelt region bigger and better than ever before. The best days for Georgia, the best days for American agriculture, and the best days for America, are yet to come.”

“The Trump Administration is making a reputation for being more connected to state and local partners than any other administration I can ever remember,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Commissioner Gary Black, Governor Deal, and I have experienced this all the way from local community leaders to state legislators and governors. The people you've appointed in your office are reaching out and making people feel like we have truly one government. It’s wonderful to be a part of that.”


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