Trump's Mar-a-Lago, Other Properties, Brace for Irma

Kristopher Drake
September 10, 2017

Trump has dubbed Mar-a-Lago the "Winter White House", and has spent many a holiday there.

"Our teams at our four properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and are following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to help ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure", a Trump Organization spokesperson said in an emailed statement to NBC News. At this point, the question is not will Mar-A-Lago be hit by Irma, but how hard?

The storm has already left at least 14 people dead in a trail of destruction across the Caribbean and damaged thousands of buildings, including the President's St Martin mansion. According to the National Hurricane Center, that specific type of warning "indicates there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 36 hours". On Friday morning, projections indicated that it was likely Irma will take the "worst case scenario" path into the Sunshine State.

Some social media users have posted the address and Global Positioning System coordinates of Mar-a-Lago and pleaded with Irma to head there.

"I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup".

With climate change reportedly increasing the intensity of storms, rising sea levels have some wondering if federal dollars should be used to rebuild Mar-a-Lago.

St. Martin was among the many small islands where Hurricane Irma first made landfall.

The story notes that three of Trump's 12 golf courses in the United States are located in the path of Irma.

"We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma".

Hurricane Irma crashed through the Turks and Caicos islands on Thursday and is expected to arrive in Florida on Saturday with winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

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