President Donald Trump is praising the recovery efforts in Florida before departing for the state to survey hurricane damage from Irma.
The president tells reporters at the White House that “power is being turned on rapidly,” and the state’s leaders and emergency responders are doing an “amazing job” in helping the state respond to the massive storm.
Trump is traveling to Naples and Fort Myers to meet with those affected by the hurricane and learn more about relief efforts. Trump will travel with Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump.
His trip to Florida follows two earlier outings in which Trump reviewed Harvey recovery efforts in late August.