'Get out' of Hurricane Irma's way, urges US President Donald Trump

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The National Hurricane Center issued warnings for large areas of southern Florida earlier this week, and Palm Beach County announced on Thursday that areas listed in three of five zones should be evacuated before the storm hits.

Then there are those who hope Irma misses Mar-a-Lago completely, but just because they want Tropical Storm Jose - a more Hispanic-sounding name than "Irma" - to take aim at the estate.

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club has been closed as Florida officials ordered sweeping evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Irma's potentially "catastrophic" landfall this weekend.

The Palm Beach complex, which Trump has begun to call the "winter White House", is a source of pride for the president.

Irma has already killed 11 as it ripped through the Caribbean, and still maintains the highest category 5 status, with 175 miles per hour winds.




"In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along the intracoastal water way, with the water rising past some of the cottages and bungalows", The Guardian reported.

Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort has survived through hurricanes before.

When reporters asked Mar-a-Lago member and former Palm Beach Mayor Jack McDonald about the sum, he said, "I am unable to comprehend $17 million in reimbursable damage".

On St. Martin, where the aforementioned Trump property resides, even the strongest structures were made vulnerable by Irma's powerful winds. The storm has left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean. "Tropical storm or hurricane force winds will make your drone a projectile that will possibly injure somebody or damage property".

Afterwards, Hurricane Irma continued on a path that saw it inflict varying amounts of damage on Puerto Rico, the Domincan Republic, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos, among others.

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