Irma Threatens Trump's Mar-a-Lago, Prompting Evacuation Order

  • The property is now known as president’s Winter White House
  • Everyone to leave Town of Palm Beach by 5 p.m. Friday

Hurricane Irma on a Collision Course With Florida

President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was ordered evacuated along with the rest of the exclusive Town of Palm Beach as Hurricane Irma threatened South Florida with catastrophic winds.

Authorities on the barrier island that’s home to Trump’s Winter White House ordered a mandatory evacuation Thursday, urging residents to get out of the town by 5 p.m. Friday, according to an alert posted on its website.

The alert said residents should relocate to a hotel or shelter on the mainland.

Irma was headed for a direct hit on Florida Sunday, prompting some to estimate it could be the most expensive storm in U.S. history. In Miami-Dade County, the storm also spurred the start of that region’s biggest-ever evacuation effort.

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