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USA: Florida 'very lucky' - Trump sends aid to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian's fury

United States, Washington DC
September 05, 2019 at 00:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump said that Florida was "very, very, very lucky" as Hurricane Dorian spared the Sunshine State from a predicted direct hit. The comments came as the US leader gave an update on the storm from the White House on Wednesday.

Trump admitted Dorian could still affect the Carolinas but expressed hope that other states might be spared by the hurricane's fury.

The US president confirmed he would be sending humanitarian aid to the Bahamas, which were severely hit by the hurricane, and said the US Coast Guard and a number of helicopters were already on the islands providing assistance.

Dorian, still a Category 2 storm reaching 110mph (177kmph), is now moving north of Florida, and it could reach North and South Carolina later this week. At least seven people were reportedly killed during the storm.

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US President Donald Trump said that Florida was "very, very, very lucky" as Hurricane Dorian spared the Sunshine State from a predicted direct hit. The comments came as the US leader gave an update on the storm from the White House on Wednesday.

Trump admitted Dorian could still affect the Carolinas but expressed hope that other states might be spared by the hurricane's fury.

The US president confirmed he would be sending humanitarian aid to the Bahamas, which were severely hit by the hurricane, and said the US Coast Guard and a number of helicopters were already on the islands providing assistance.

Dorian, still a Category 2 storm reaching 110mph (177kmph), is now moving north of Florida, and it could reach North and South Carolina later this week. At least seven people were reportedly killed during the storm.

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