Can Trump's 'storm-proof' Mar-a-Lago home survive Hurricane Irma?

11 September, 2017, 00:17 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Trump says US is 'prepared' to deal with Irma

President Donald Trump will receive a briefing on Hurricane Irma later today from Camp David, where he is meeting with his Cabinet.

WASHINGTON ― Federally insured property in Florida is in the crosshairs of potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma ― including President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.

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 Trump is turning his head".

"I know we're ready and I know we're responding to both hurricanes at the same time", Duke said at FEMA headquarters.

The chance that Irma will hit Florida "continues to increase", the National Weather Service says, though it's too early to indicate the timing and extent of the damage. This weekend, Trump hotels and clubs could be battered by Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful storms on record.

Trump said he planned to discuss other topics with his Cabinet as well, including what he called "the latest provocative and destabilising actions of North Korea" and the need for an overhaul of the nation's tax code.




As many as 5.6 million people have been evacuated after Irma's landfall in Cuba.

The States of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and SC have declared states of emergency while about seven million people are being evacuated.

"The U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA and all Federal and State fearless people are ready. And we may not be able to come rescue them in a timely manner", she said in comments on Facebook. "We'll be there with resources and support to save lives and help build lives".

"We will have to rebuild part of our system, particularly in the western part of the state".

Those islands have had massive power outages, but search-and-rescue operations had to wait out Hurricane Jose before they could begin recovery efforts there, Brock Long, FEMA director, said on ABC's "This Week". Property is replaceable, but life is not.

"We are praying for all those that have been affected by Hurricane Irma and we know there will be much rebuilding to do on this handsome island in the months and years ahead".

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