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Trump: Hurricane Irma has 'absolutely historic destructive potential'
September 8, 2017 / 3:20 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.

Faith leaders place their hands on the shoulders of President Trump as he takes part in a prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Oval Office of the White House. 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.

(This version of the story corrects first paragraph to say Irma is now Category 4).

Reporting by Doina Chiacu

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