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President Trump declared a state of emergency in Georgia after the southern part of the state took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael on Wednesday night.

The president is expected to visit Georgia to survey the damage next week.

The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm when it reached Central Georgia after making landfall in Florida’s panhandle on Wednesday evening.

An 11-year-old girl died when the storm tore through Southwest Georgia as a category 3 hurricane.

It took down trees and power lines all over Southwest Georgia, causing at least 127 accidents on Georgia’s highways according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Utility crews are working to restore power to thousands of homes.

Atlanta was virtually unscathed by the storm.