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Trump and Scott hold Hurricane Irma phone call

@PatriciaMazzei

President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Florida Gov. Rick Scott late Monday night to discuss the potential threat of Hurricane Irma.

Scott's public schedule was updated to show the 10:20 p.m. call.

Earlier Monday, Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties ahead of the storm. It is still too far away to know with certainty if Irma will hit the state, but Florida entered the storm's long-term forecast cone on Labor Day. The governor was briefed twice during the day by Bryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

"Today, given these forecasts and the intensity of this storm, I have declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida to make certain that state, federal and local governments are able to work together and make sure resources are dispersed to local communities as we get prepared for this storm," Scott said in a statement. "In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we cannot afford to not be prepared."

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