Devastation from Hurricane Irma far more than expected

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Mr Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who gave out bananas, and first lady Melania Trump at Naples Estates, a mobile home community for people 55 and older. As of Wednesday afternoon, 3.7 million customers still were without power, according to state statistics. Earlier, he made two stops in Texas after Hurricane Harvey caused massive, destructive flooding in and around Houston.

Trump tweeted earlier Thursday morning that he also planned to to thank "our GREAT first responders", including both the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Guard.

During a visit to Florida, Trump stopped by a Red Cross shelter to help feed lunch to some of the thousands of people who have been left homeless after the storm.

Last week, Trump cut a deal with Democrats in Congress to provide more than $15 billion in disaster aid for Harvey, while raising the USA government's borrowing limit and funding the government through December 8.

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Trump is touring the storm damage in Florida, where many remain swamped and without electricity.

"Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me and have zero access. But I know that at a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let it end", Trump said. On the tarmac of the Fort Myers airport, he encouraged the state's governor, Republican Rick Scott, to challenge Florida's Democratic senator when his term expires.

Mainly, however, he sought to highlight the work of federal, state and local agencies, which have received praise for their coordination amid trying circumstances.

The death toll from Irma stood at 81, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands accounting for more than half the fatalities, and officials continued to assess damage inflicted by the second major hurricane to strike the USA mainland this year. Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses, about 1 in 4 Florida customers, remain without power. Emergency crews around Florida are moving elderly residents from nursing homes without power, after eight people died in one sweltering facility.

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