U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club - which the president has christened the "Winter White House" - was ordered to evacuate on Friday, along with the rest of ritzy Palm Beach island, as Hurricane Irma's powerful winds and storm surge approach the Florida coast.
The President, who has been meeting with Cabinet members at Camp David this weekend, spoke by phone Sunday morning with the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, Sanders said. He thanked FEMA and the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the agency, for their efforts.
Yesterday, Trump hosted a meeting with the entire Cabinet at Camp David, during which they were briefed on the hurricane. "We're as prepared as you can be for such an event, that I can say", Trump said.
The White House said Trump's briefing included an update on Irma's status, forecasted path, evacuations and preparations for response and recovery. "That restoration process will be measured in weeks, not days", said FPL spokesman Rob Gould at a news conference on Sunday.
"If it goes, I'll go with it", Senecal said at the time. Florida Gov. Rick Scott mentioned the call to CNN anchor Jake Tapper on "State of the Union". Its post-election malevolence towards others remains as livid and lethal as it was on the day after Donald Trump was elected president.
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She says: "We are seeing the mushrooming of these very flimsy shelters that will not be able to house people for too long". Tutu, who helped dismantle apartheid in South Africa and became the moral voice of the nation, joined in the condemnation.
"It's not a tough love message", Bossert told reporters at the White House, saying "at some point people are going to be on their own, so to speak, for a period of time during which the flooding, the raining, and the wind bear down on them".
- As Texas and Louisiana residents continue to clean up the mess left behind by Hurricane Harvey, organizations are keeping a watchful eye and preparing to respond to Hurricane Irma. "We're doing everything possible to help save lives and support those in need".
"The people of South Florida, the people of the entire state should know: We are with you", Pence said, flanked by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
"We will have to rebuild part of our system, particularly in the western part of the state. We begin to contact individuals to deploy to the disaster, we begin to look at our warehouse to see what is available", she said.