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Trump to view Irma damage in Florida tomorrow

15 September 2017, 12:52 | Marlene Fleming

President Trump to travel to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma

Trump to visit Florida on Thursday to survey Irma damage

U.S. President Donald Trump praised first responders in storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday for limiting the U.S. death toll from devastating Hurricane Irma, the second major storm to hit the United States this year.

The remarks came after Trump praised federal and state officials for their response to Hurricane Irma as he visited Naples and Fort Myers on the state's southwestern coast. Myers, Fla., at Southwest Florida International airport.

Trump returned to Texas and stopped in Louisiana on September 2 where he visited a shelter and spoke with some of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

US President Donald Trump talks to the media about Hurricane Irma next to first lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn the White House upon their return to Washington from Camp David, September 10, 2017. We're with you today. White House officials acknowledged that assuming the "comforter in chief" role was harder than it appears on television.

When Trump returned to the state several days after that, he did inject himself into relief efforts, helping load boxes onto trucks and and viewing the flooding at closer range.

In Florida on Thursday, Trump couldn't help but insert some political discourse into his remarks.

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Jose will not make the same land impact as Irma, though its rains could worsen any ongoing flooding on islands already hit. In its 4 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia now has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour .

"I don't know what he's going to do".

Trump, standing alongside Scott and other Florida officials, said he knows that "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end. So I hope he runs for the Senate". She added that Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was visiting affected areas Tuesday.

FEMA also said it had moved 3.8 million meals and 3.4 million liters of water to states in the Southeast that were affected by the storm.

Police in Hollywood, north of Miami, opened a criminal investigation on Wednesday after finding three dead patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hill, a facility that had been operating with little or no air conditioning.

The death toll from Irma stood at 81, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands accounting for more than half the fatalities, and officials continued to assess damage inflicted by the second major hurricane to strike the US mainland this year.



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