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Hurricane Irma

Trump heads to Florida for first-hand look at Irma damage

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to visit Naples and Fort Myers on Florida's southwest coast on Thursday to see damage from Hurricane Irma and hear from people affected by the storm. Trump said in a Wednesday tweet that he planned to meet "with our great Coast Guard, FEMA and many of the brave first responders & others."

Sixty-six percent of homes and businesses in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers, remained without power on Wednesday, and 80 percent in Collier County, which includes Naples, remained in the dark. About a third of the state's population, about 6.8 million people, still have no electricity in the state's late-summer heat.