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Trump: Government 'Absolutely, Totally Prepared' for Florence

Trump: Government 'Absolutely, Totally Prepared' for Florence
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By    |   Tuesday, 11 September 2018 02:43 PM

President Donald Trump assured those threatened by Hurricane Florence that the government is "absolutely, totally prepared," The Washington Post is reporting.

"We’re ready. FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) is ready. Everybody is ready," Trump said.

"We have everybody standing by. We hope for the best. There’s a chance it could be a very bad one, as you’ve probably heard…. But we are absolutely, totally prepared."

Later Tuesday, Trump issued a Twitter message with video about the storm:

"The safety of American people is my absolute highest priority. Heed the directions of your State and Local Officials. Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!"

His tweet included a link to the ready.gov emergency website.

The Post noted Trump had faced criticism for the administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year.

More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate the projected path of the hurricane as it makes its way to the Carolinas.

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President Donald Trump assured those threatened by Hurricane Florence that the government is "absolutely, totally prepared," The Washington Post is reporting.
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