Mar-a-Lago, Trump golf clubs close as Irma approaches

Hurricane Irma hits the Caribbean and Florida

A Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson told HuffPost the beachfront property is insured through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Trump has three private properties in Florida, including the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter and Mar-a-Lago, the private club he calls the "Winter White House".

After early-morning Twitter hammering of Republicans, and another Democratic debt deal victory lapping, President Donald Trump's thoughts turned to sending a dire video message to those in the path of Hurricane Irma. Being deposed under oath, Trump admitted pocketing some of the money. Yet an Associated Press investigation published past year revealed there was little evidence of large-scale damage to Mar-a-Lago, and that Trump also kept some of the insurance money for his personal use rather than spending it on repairs. But he could bear witness to repeated flooding of other Trump properties. "The name of the bill ― the Prohibiting Aid for Recipients Ignoring Science, or Paris, Act ― riffs off the Paris climate accord, an agreement from which Trump withdrew that same month".

Hurricane Irma
Updated forecast track of Hurricane Irma as of 0000 GMT Monday

MIAMI (AP) _President Donald Trump is urging people to "be safe" as Hurricane Irma approaches.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) predicts that the sea level will rise in south Florida by as much as 34in by 2050.

Mr Trump said he received a $17m insurance payment in 2005 for damage at his Mar-a-Lago resort caused by Hurricane Wilma, but digging by the Associated Press found "little evidence" of large-scale damage to the property.




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