The US president has been surveying the damage left by Hurricane Irma. Donald Trump praised the work of first responders, saying they were doing an 'amazing job.' In the city of Naples, he and the first lady handed out food and water.
The White House's latest request for additional hurricane aid relief has fallen far short of what was expected. If approved, total relief would fall at around $100 billion, with more funding requests expected to follow.
The powerful eye of Hurricane Irma has reached the Florida Keys. Hundreds of thousands lack power and more than 6 million people in Florida and Georgia have left their homes in one of the country's largest evacuations.
Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis tells DW why it's "asinine" to not talk about climate change amid an approaching hurricane. He calls for a new approach to appeal to the right on fighting global warming.
Trump told Puerto Ricans they could be "proud" more people did not die in Hurricane Maria as had in a "real catastrophe." In a trip to the island, he also called rescue workers' efforts "nothing short of a miracle."
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