Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

"We lost a lot of the vegetation that gave Mar-a-Lago its character", Trump told the Palm Beach Post after Hurricane Frances, which hit in August 2004.

Palm Beach County Animal Care officers have been scrambling to reach animals as time runs out, rescuing 49 dogs and two cats since Friday, the NBC affiliate reported.

Director of Animal Care Diane Suave said the heartbreaking decision to abandon the animals, especially in this cruel manner is "unconscionable".

"Our teams at our four properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and are following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to help ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure", a spokesperson for the Trump Organization said in a statement Friday.

The Trumps pledged a personal donation of $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and it is not yet clear whether they will make a similar donation to those who were affected by Hurricane Irma.

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"I wasn't there for the storm, but I've been told by my people there that it re-landscaped the place".

Mar-a-Lago is an exclusive social club, with a property that stretches east to west across the island. From Texas to Louisiana, from Florida to Puerto Rico, and always the U.S. Virgin Islands, and everywhere in between that has been affected by these awful storms: "we will endure and come back stronger than ever before", the president said. The building, which has 3-foot-thick walls, has reportedly survived every hurricane since. However, Fortune reports that Mar-a-Lago isn't Trump's only South Florida property.

Today, Trump and First Lady Melanie Trump will be hosting a weekend meeting of Cabinet officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at Camp David in Maryland, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday during a White House press briefing.

Delray Beach has a high concentration of sober homes in the area, and sources working for the county say that is where the majority of individuals living in sober homes are seeking shelter.

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