Hurricane Irma Is Set to Hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort

"Irma could send as much as ten feet of water onto the Mar-a-Lago property."

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With Hurricane Irma making its way towards South Florida, properties in the area have been evacuated, and that includes Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. Two other Trump properties in the area—Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter—have also been closed.

A spokesperson for Trump's properties said in a statement, "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."

According to New York magazine, "Irma could send as much as ten feet of water onto the Mar-a-Lago property, which would likely cause water damage to some of its buildings."

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USA Today reports (opens in new tab) that Trump also owns a "chateau" on the island of St. Martin, which has already been very badly hit. Hurricane Irma has so far claimed six lives on the island, and the devastation caused has been awful, destroying homes, schools, and the airport.

As for Mar-a-Lago, New York magazine writes, "The waters will begin to threaten priceless items, such as 'The Visionary,' a portrait of Trump once described by Playboy as showing him with 'skin glowing like the top floors of Trump Tower at sunset.'"

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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.