President Trump: "America 'United" as Hurricane Irma Approaches

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President Trump: "America 'United" as Hurricane Irma Approaches

U.S. President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet gathered at Camp David on Saturday for an update on Hurricane Irma, which is fast approaching the state of Florida.

The president's famed Mar-a-Lago estate - the so-called "winter White House" in southeast Florida where Trump has spent many weekends since his inauguration - looks like it could suffer some major damage if the Category 5 hurricane continues on its projected path.

States of emergency was declared in Florida, Georgia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico to prepare for Irma's landfall. Together, we will restore, recover and rebuild.

"I think now, with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup".

He thanked government officials working "around the clock" to respond to the storm and urged all Americans to listen to local officials.

'We're as prepared as you can be for such an event, that I can say. "We're the highest anywhere in the world right now". The first time was to provide a list of shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.

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The meeting was to discuss federal preparations for Hurricane Irma as the Category 3 storm prepares to strike Florida.

"We need to remain vigilant, people need to take warnings seriously, and people of Florida need to know that our hearts and prayers, and all efforts, are with them", added Pence.

Long made clear that residents living in the hardest-hit areas who chose to stay in their homes despite evacuation warnings will likely not receive immediate aid from federal first responders. "I think nearly every C abinet member called me once a day from the administration just making sure we have all the resources", Scott said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

Long said it was "hard to say" how long the $15 billion approved by Congress for disaster relief will last. "They realize what needs to be done to give me the enduring authority to push forward". "He really wants to make sure that we're taking care of the people".

FEMA head Brock Long said he's also been in constant communication with the commander-in-chief. Here comes Irma. God bless everyone!' "I fully anticipate another supplemental bill to pay for both Harvey and Irma".

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