The 47-year-old first lady was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence’s wife Karen, 59, for the trip, and they were all smiles as they shook hands with the local heroes on Wednesday upon their arrival.
Melania kept warm in a olive green puffy coat by Rag & Bone, which she wore over a brown turtleneck and skinny green pants, while the second lady wore a modest black jacket over a button-down shirt.
Melania wore her highlighted brown hair loose around her shoulders and she stuck to natural-looking make-up for the visit.
After greeting first responders at the Coastal Bend, the two women traveled to Rockport to meet a family who lost their home in the storm.
During the visit, Melania and Karen were able to see the remains of the family’s home, as well as the FEMA manufactured residence they are living in now.
At the end of their trip, stopped by Whataburger in Corpus Christi to order food.
The first lady’s Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham tweeted a photo of Melania and Karen ordering their meals.
‘On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady decided to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch! The American chain opened its 1st restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950!’ she wrote.
The trip came on the same day that President Trump announced America formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city, changing decades of U.S. policy in a brief afternoon speech and casting the move as a bid to preserve, not derail, aspirations for regional peace.