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President Trump to Visit Irma-Battered Florida Thursday

The president's visit is "to make sure the troops that he's put in place are doing their job," said his homeland security adviser Tom Bossert

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President Donald Trump will make his way to Naples, Florida, Thursday to visit those battered by one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

Hurricane Irma laid waste to beautiful Caribbean islands and caused historic destruction across Florida. The cleanup will take weeks; recovery will take months.

The president's visit is "to make sure the troops that he's put in place are doing their job," said his homeland security adviser Tom Bossert. The federal government is helping people secure shelter with money for rent, hotels or pre-manufactured housing, he said.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said preliminary estimates suggested that 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed and 65 percent sustained major damage.

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