BEAUREGARD, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall visited Beauregard Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump's visit Friday.

Ivey and Marshall toured the impact site where an EF-4 tornado destroyed and damaged dozens of homes and took the lives of 23 residents. 

"It means a lot," said Beauregard Fire Chief Mike Holden. "For Governor [Kay] Ivey to have come out, to take the time to look at what we are dealing with, as well as for President [Donald] Trump to come out."

Marshall emphasized the importance of seeing the damage and supporting those impacted by the storms.

"I think it is important for us to be here, to be able to support this community," said Marshall.

During her tour, Ivey spoke with local emergency management officials including Lee County EMA Director Kathrine Carson who discussed the impact of the storm to the local community. 

Following her tour, Ivey signed the FEMA-State Agreement which helps to provide federal assistance to those impacted by the storms.

President Donald Trump is scheduled tour the site Friday.