Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Estate Forced to Evacuate Because of Hurricane Irma

About 125,000 people are being told to leave Palm Beach.

September 8, 2017 9:50 am
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort
FILE Nov. 21, 2016, photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. Protesters are demanding that charities move their upcoming galas from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

President Donald Trump’s private seaside club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach County, Florida, is being forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Irma, along with about 125,000 Palm Beach residents.

According to the Miami Heraldall of Florida is under a state of emergency, and Palm Beach residents are being told to leave starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. Evacuation orders were also issued in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.

Trump bought Mar-a-Lago back in 1985, but initiation fees were raised to $200,000 after his election, reports Miami Herald. He has returned repeatedly during his first year as president for both business and pleasure.

Irma, which is now a category five hurricane, is expected to touch down in South Florida starting Saturday.

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