Hurricane Irma could make a landfall in southern Florida over the weekend, and as several of President Trump’s properties are in the storm’s path, the Trump Organization readies for the worst.
Trump’s organization’s Florida properties include Trump’s famous private golf resort Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, the Trump International Beach Resort and Trump Grande in Sunny Isles, Trump Plaza which is located in West Palm Beach, Trump National Doral in Doral, Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, and the Jupiter-based Trump National Golf Club. Plus, add to the list multiple Trump Towers.
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma,
A Trump Organization representative told reporters Wednesday.
The spokesman unveiled that the resorts are closely working with Florida authorities to ensure that everyone is safe and secure when Irma makes an entrance. The organization assured stakeholders that all “proper precautions” have been taken.
The spokesman added that they’re praying for Hurricane Harvey victims’ families and Americans in the path of the latest superstorm.
Trump Acknowledges The Danger
On the same day, Trump acknowledged the danger, by describing Irma as a “record-breaking hurricane.” The President believes nothing good can come out of it. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump added.
The Secret Service is also keeping an eye on Irma but refused to provide more details since the agency is barred from publicly discussing its security protocols.
Palm Beach authorities are getting ready for the severe weather. The county where Mar-a-Lago is located is currently under a state of emergency. Residents were instructed to stockpile food and water for at least 5 to 7 days and to use shutters if they have any.
It is not clear if people will be evacuated from the area due to the storm’s position and uncertainty of its path. In the next two days, coastal authorities will decide if evacuations are necessary following consultations with National Hurricane Center experts.
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