The nation has been scrambling since news broke about Hurricane Irma possibly making U.S. landfall this week. Irma comes only weeks after the destructive, Category 4 Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast, leaving a devastating aftermath in Houston and parts of Louisiana.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma, which is now being followed by Category 2 Hurricane Jose, made its first landfall on Wednesday morning and is projected to reach Florida by the weekend. The governor declared the entire state under state of emergency, and mandatory evacuations were later issued for visitors.
President Donald Trump has been very active regarding these natural disasters—he made two Texas visits to witness the aftermath, speak directly to the people, and volunteer by handing out meals to displaced families. Additionally, Trump has remained very open and outspoken, providing consistent updates via Twitter.
On Wednesday, Trump reportedly took a major action ahead of Hurricane Irma’s U.S. landfall. The president announced that he is “watching the hurricane closely” and his team is already in Florida to assist.
Trump also informed the nation that it may be the largest hurricane recorded in the Atlantic waters. Previously, Irma has been described as the “strongest hurricane in the Atlantic basin outside of the Caribbean Sea & Gulf of Mexico in NHC records.”
Please continue to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma. What do you think about President Trump taking action ahead of the hurricane's U.S. landfall? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments. In related news, another major evacuation was ordered in Florida and the strength of Hurricane Irma has intensified.