Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Scott hasn't decided on a future Senate campaign.

The president says in Fort Myers, Florida, that he hopes Scott "runs for the Senate".

The White House on Tuesday announced that President Donald Trump will travel to Florida on Thursday as the state begins its recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Nevertheless, millions of residents in Florida remained without power on Friday, a unsafe scenario amid high temperatures in the state. Bill Nelson. "At a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let it end".

Walking along a street in Naples Estates with his wife, Melania, the president encountered piles of soggy furniture heaped on front porches, and residents who were happy to get a presidential visit.

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. After record flooding from Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas earlier this month, Trump made two visits, first to Corpus Christi and Austin on August 29 and later to Houston on September 2.

On Twitter, Mr Trump said that first responders had been "great" but he warned there was "much work to do". "We're going to be with you tomorrow", Trump said.

The president is traveling to the hurricane-stricken state Thursday to meet with those affected by the storm and learn more about relief efforts.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Thursday that more than 38,000 federal personnel are now working to respond to Hurricane Irma, including staff from the military and civilian agencies.

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Trump's trip to Florida was his third in less than three weeks to the storm-ravaged South.

As Harvey bore down on Texas in late August, Trump and his aides quickly said he would visit the disaster zone within days of the storm's landfall.

Mr. Trump tweeted early Thursday morning that he would be visiting the area to see "our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Cost Guard, FEMA etc".

The president monitored the storm over the weekend from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

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