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Trump addresses USA state governors about Hurricane Erma

11 September 2017, 12:49 | Marta Robbins

Trump addresses USA state governors about Hurricane Erma

Trump says US is 'prepared' to deal with Irma

President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet bowed their heads in prayer, led by Vice President Mike Pence, as they met at Camp David in Maryland.

Trump has been receiving regular briefings on both Irma and Jose, along with updates on recovery and relief efforts that continue in southeast Texas and Louisiana after Harvey, the White House said.

"This is a storm of enormous destructive power, and I ask everyone in the storm's path to heed all instructions, get out of its way..." Irma has forced millions of residents to leave their homes in one of the largest emergency evacuations in American history.

Irma, which has so far ravaged Cuba and flattened parts of the Caribbean islands - leaving at least 25 dead there - had led to curfews being imposed in many parts across the Florida coast, including Miami beach.

The president and Mrs. Trump invited members of the Cabinet and their spouses to Camp David for the weekend, the White House said.

Pence also relayed a message from Mr. Trump himself: "Our mission here is, "Where ever Irma goes, we'll be there first.

Trump addresses USA state governors about Hurricane Erma
Trump addresses USA state governors about Hurricane Erma

From Texas to Louisiana, from Florida to Puerto Rico, and always the U.S. Virgin Islands, and everywhere in between that has been affected by these bad storms: we will endure and come back stronger than ever before", the president said".

"(A) group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard", Trump said, standing next to first lady Melania Trump.

Trump also spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee - four states in Irma's path.

"Every resource of the federal government is being brought to bear to support state and local efforts", said Pence on Sunday. "We are doing everything we can to help with disaster preparations and, when the time comes, we will restore, recover, and rebuild - together, as Americans". "We need to remain vigilant".

"My administration is monitoring the situation around the clock, and we're in constant communications with all of the governors, with the state and local officials", Trump said in a video of the meeting released by the White House.

"Much work to be done as we monitor #Hurricane Irma", she wrote.

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