Three Trump properties are closing their doors in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, a category 4 storm that is barreling toward Florida and is expected to make landfall this weekend.
The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter have all closed, a spokesperson for the Trump Organization confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Trump National Doral in Miami is asking its guests make alternative arrangements outside of Hurricane Irma's projected path. The Trump property in Miami is also no longer accepting new reservations.
"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," the spokesperson for the Trump Organization said.
"Our three private properties in Florida — The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Golf Club, Palm Beach, and Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter have all been closed. We strongly urge those guests currently holding reservations at Trump National Doral to make alternative lodging arrangements outside of the storm's reach."
Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as well as other Caribbean islands, when it hit as a category 5 storm earlier this week.
The hurricane has since been downgraded to a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, and is expected to make landfall in South Florida late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
Parts of South Florida, including Palm Beach County, where Mar-a-Lago is located, are under mandatory evacuation orders, as are other coastal areas of the state.
Pictures emerged on social media Thursday of Trump's Palm Beach property, which has been dubbed "the winter White House" boarded up in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
"We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Harvey and are praying for those that are in the path of Hurricane Irma," the spokesperson said.