President Donald J. Trump received a briefing on Hurricane Dorian today from Acting Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pete Gaynor, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Deputy Assistant to the President and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Pete Brown. The President was provided an update on the ongoing locally executed, State-managed, and Federally supported preparation efforts. Officials discussed the projected track of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and the potential impacts of the storm.
The President reiterated his support of those in the path of the storm and of the officials working to keep them safe. He asked the Federal officials to ensure that their teams are in close contact with Governors DeSantis, Kemp, Cooper, and McMaster, and are providing all appropriate support. He impressed on officials the importance of getting help out to those in the path of the storm and to listen to the warnings of State and local officials.