Trump Says He Will Visit Florida "Soon"

Wreckage cause by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands. Pic Caribbean Buzz Helicopters

Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday morning local time in Florida Keys, bringing with it winds ranging up to 200-210 km/h, and the promise of devastation along the coastline.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with congressional leaders: House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2017.

Earlier this week, Hurricane Irma pounded the Caribbean region as it's now making its way toward Florida, skirting Cuba's northern coast.

Pence said Trump, who was returning to the White House later Sunday, has been tracking the storm "24/7".

Trump recently launched a public push to rewrite the tax code to make it simpler and more competitive by cutting taxes for corporations and the middle class.

The briefing the President received at Camp David caused Trump "great concern" because, as the hurricane moves up the west coast of the state, the storm surge could result in deaths, Pence told CNN.

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"I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for it to speed up", he said. "I wanted a speedup anyway, but now we need it even more so", he said in a longer video of the meeting that was released by the White House.

North Korea was also on the agenda.

US President Donald Trump has called on the US citizens to follow the government's instructions and evacuate from the areas that might be affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma.

Long said it was "hard to say" how long the $15 billion approved by Congress for disaster relief will last.

Trump, Pence and several Cabinet members participated in the briefing from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Trump spent the weekend monitoring Irma. "And government officials, I know you're working so hard, you'll never work like this, and I appreciate also your bravery".

Trump expressed his condolences for the victims of Irma and Harvey, which struck Texas and Louisiana earlier this month, the Hill reported.

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