The Trump organisation has confirmed that precautions are being taken to help protect Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort as well as his other properties in Florida. Yet an Associated Press investigation published previous 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. "Our three private properties in Florida - The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Gold Club, Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter have all been closed".
With Hurricane Irma making its way to Palm Beach County, animal control officers are rushing to rescue abandoned animals often left outside.
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
But others pointed out the hotel itself is inside an evacuation zone, with Trump's other properties in the area also announcing plans to close on Friday as the storm approached.
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.
"With gratitude for our first responders, and prayers for those in the storm's path, America stands united - and I mean totally united".
Some social media users have posted the address and Global Positioning System coordinates of Mar-a-Lago and pleaded with Irma to head there. The center said the storm was moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour and warned of "heavy squalls with embedded tornadoes sweeping across South Florida". However, Fortune reports that Mar-a-Lago isn't Trump's only South Florida property.