Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

(And yes, there is photographic evidence courtesy Getty Images.) Fast forward a decade and, with Hurricane Irma projected to swerve directly across the eastern tip of the Florida panhandle, Trump may not be so lucky. Irma wreckage, in or around it, will likely devalue the property, which already cut its asking price by 40 percent this summer. "Our three private properties in Florida - The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Golf Club, Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter have all been closed", Trump Organization spokeswoman Amanda Miller said in a statement on Friday.

The evacuation was part of an official order that covered Palm Beach, the barrier islands and other low-lying areas of Palm Beach County, the Sun Sentinel newspaper said. Please relocate west of US-1 until this storm passes if you do not plan to depart the county/state.

Trump has returned repeatedly to the private club - which he bought in 1985 - to relax and conduct state business since becoming president.

However, Mr Trump's description of the damage did not match the versions of Mar-a-Lago members and his supporters.

Evidently, about a month after Wilma (the worst of the bunch), Trump hosted 370 guests at Mar-a-Lago for Donald Jr.'s wedding. That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here.

The President also owns three golf courses in the counties that have been forced to evacuate and an 11-bedroom mansion in St. Martin, which experienced widespread devastation when Irma hit the island earlier this week. "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". The state is now under a state of emergency as the ferocious storm makes its way towards the United States.

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