SEATTLE – President Bush (search) will travel Sunday to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Charley.
"The president wants to take a firsthand look at damage from Charley and make sure people affected by Charley are getting the assistance they need," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Saturday.
Bush declared a major disaster in the state Friday, ordering federal aid for the recovery effort just two hours after Hurricane Charley (search) hit.
McClellan could not offer details about the trip, such as which parts of Florida he would visit, what the schedule would be or whether his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (search), would join him. The president was completing a five-day trip through the West when he decided to add the Florida visit.
The spokesman talked to reporters on the tarmac outside Air Force One as the president Bush prepared to fly from Seattle to Iowa for the last leg of his campaign swing.