U.S. President Donald Trump says he's very concerned about Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on the U.S. Southeast, particularly Florida. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (September 7) expressed great concerned about Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on the U.S. Southeast, particularly Florida. Hurricane Irma plowed past the Dominican Republic towards Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 175 mph (290 kph), the storm lashed several small islands in the northeast Caribbean, including Barbuda, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands, tearing down trees, flattening homes and causing widespread damage. The eye of the hurricane did not directly hit Puerto Rico, passing north early Thursday, battering the U.S. territory with high winds and heavy rains.