Mar-a-Lago Irma Evacuation Ordered

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A spate of social media posts expressing hope that Hurricane Irma trashes President Trump's Palm Beach, Fla., resort is producing a backlash of disgust and criticism.

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.

"In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along the intracoastal water way, with the water rising past some of the cottages and bungalows", The Guardian reported.

In Key West, residents are under mandatory evacuation orders from Monroe County as of this morning.

Mar-a-Lago isn't Trump's only South Florida holding, though.

Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm this week, wreaking havoc and destruction on islands throughout the region.

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Trump has returned repeatedly to the private club - which he bought in 1985 - to relax and conduct state business since becoming president.

Mar-a-Lago, which overlooks the ocean on Palm Beach, was built in 1927. Even in 1992, when the historic Hurricane Andrew cost Florida about $25 billion in damage at the time, there was relatively little damage around Palm Beach. That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here.

Irma, which is now is battering the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with 185-mph winds, landed in Barbuda earlier today.

"We know that the four most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed, which means that more rustic structures have probably been completely or partially destroyed", French Interior Minister Gerard Collomba told AFP.

"Irma locked and loaded towards several Trump properties", the tweet read, linking to an NBC news story.

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