Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'

By Reuter's staff Updated at 2017-09-08 15:46:59 +0000


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.

“This is a storm of absolutely historic destructive potential. I ask everyone in the storm’s path to be vigilant and to heed all recommendations from government officials and law enforcement,” Trump said in a videotaped statement.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu