Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Strong winds and rain have been battering Florida

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Strong winds and rain have been battering Florida

As Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida, requisite preparations are underway at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach private club and so-called "Winter White House" owned by USA president Donald Trump.

Wherever Irma makes landfall in Florida, it will have already battered one of Trump's other seaside properties.

Several of Trump's properties may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

"With gratitude for our first responders, and prayers for those in the storm's path, America stand united".

The state of Florida is evacuating in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, including U.S.

According to local outlet the Sun Sentinel, around 125,000 residents of Palm Beach were told to begin evacuating around 10 a.m. local time on Friday.

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Irma continues to impact Florida
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Irma continues to impact Florida

Hurricane Irma has killed at least 14 people as it tore through the Caribbean and is expected to hit Florida as a category 4 storm on Sunday morning.

Trump, who gave the assurance in a tweet and his weekly address to the country on Saturday, pointed out that Hurricane Irma was of epic proportion.

He warned of a 12ft storm surge that could threaten the lives of anyone remaining in the state. That scenario is considered unlikely, but possible.

Donald Trump Jr. got married there two weeks after Hurricane Wilma, which seems like an event unlikely to have taken place had Mar-a-Lago been the cracked, water-stained mess Trump seems to have claimed.

While President Donald Trump directs federal help to the people of Florida bracing for Irma's impact, his own properties also stand in the storm's forecasted path. If it doesn't, the ocean view mansions from Miami Beach to Jupiter may take the full impact of 150 miles per hour winds-and Trump's properties are lined up exactly along that path. The storm wreaked havoc on Barbuda, where 95 percent of the island's buildings were left damaged Irma.

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