Trump was briefed by teleconference on the hurricane's projected path, evacuation plans and preparations for response and recovery, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Irma devastated the Caribbeans as a top-tier Category 5 storm, killing at least two dozen people and leaving several islands nearly uninhabitable. "We've all been working together".More news: Aaron Donald ends holdout, will not play Sunday vs. Colts
The White House also said the president also issued a disaster declaration on Puerto Rico on Sunday and expanded federal funding available to the US Virgin Islands in the wake of the hurricane. "I think nearly every C abinet member called me once a day from the administration just making sure we have all the resources", Scott said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
When asked what worries him most about the storm, Trump said "just the power of this hurricane", adding that his team will continue to monitor its path and work on coordination between the federal, state and local governments.
Trump also encouraged officials to also stay focused on recovery efforts in southeast Texas following Hurricane Harvey, which caused severe flooding in Houston and surrounding areas after it made landfall in late August. "And he's asking that everyone in the storm's path remain vigilant and heed recommendations from government officials and law enforcement".More news: Janet Jackson visits Harvey victims at Texas shelter
The President earlier posted a link to state information on the locations of shelters, road closures and evacuation routes.
"We could see millions of people without power in Florida for multiple days in some areas, maybe weeks, and so I think it's very important to set the expectations of citizens", Long told CNN's Rene Marsh at his agency's headquarters in Washington on Saturday. Congress acted quickly to pass the $15.3 billion deal and send it to Trump, who signed it Friday after he arrived at the Maryland retreat. "And as I've been saying, paperwork and money's not going to get in the way of us mobilizing and saving lives". Here comes Irma. God bless everyone!'
"I'm in great communication with the White House and Homeland Security", Long said.More news: Florida sheriff bans sex offenders from Hurricane Irma shelters