Trump gets "comprehensive update" on Hurricane Irma
The White House says President Donald Trump has received a "comprehensive update" on
Irma has plowed into the Florida Keys as the storm begins its march up the state's west coast.
Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several Cabinet members have participated in the briefing from Camp David — the presidential retreat where Mr. Trump has spent the weekend monitoring the storm.
White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino tweeted photos from the Sunday morning briefing, where Mr. Trump was also joined by First Lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence.
The White House says Mr. Trump had spoken with the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Irma could affect all four states.
Following the meeting at Camp David, Pence joined cabinet secretaries Rick Perry, Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, David Shulkin and Alexander Acosta at Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) headquarters in D.C..
At a briefing with FEMA administrator Brock Lock and Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Energy Secretary Perry said the Trump administration "tipped their hat" to FEMA for what he called an "extraordinary" storm.
"To be faced with what you've faced here, you all look amazingly perky for the lack of sleep you've had," commented Perry on the long hours FEMA workers have put in over the past few days of Irma preparations.
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