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President Donald J. Trump received a briefing on Hurricane Irma today from FEMA Administrator Brock Long and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Thomas P. Bossert.  The President was provided an overview of the recent impact of the hurricane on the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and neighboring islands and the ongoing response efforts of the Federal and territorial governments.  Administrator Long discussed the projected track of Hurricane Irma as it approaches Florida and the potential impacts, as well as Hurricane Jose as it approaches the Leeward Islands.

The President pledges continued support to the Governors of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida and urges all those in the path of these storms to heed the directions of State, territorial, and local officials.