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Trump: Hurricane Irma has "absolutely historic destructive potential"
September 8, 2017 / 3:21 PM / 3 months ago

Trump: Hurricane Irma has "absolutely historic destructive potential"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 4 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes a question while holding a joint news conference with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“This is a storm of absolutely historic destructive potential. I ask everyone in the storm’s path to be vigilant and to heed all recommendations from government officials and law enforcement,” Trump said in a videotaped statement.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu

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