World Hurricane Irma is heading straight for Trump's Caribbean mansion

04:43  06 september  2017
04:43  06 september  2017 Source:   Miami Herald

Hurricane Irma is heading straight for Trump's Caribbean mansion

  Hurricane Irma is heading straight for Trump's Caribbean mansion President Donald Trump doesn't just have to worry about safeguarding the nation ahead of Hurricane Irma. Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin -- and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it. A hurricane warning is in effect for St. Martin -- a French dependency about 230 miles east of Puerto Rico -- and other nearby islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds could arrive within the next 24 to 36 hours. Trump owns the 11-bedroom gated mansion through a trust set up to avoid conflict of interests during his presidency. The trust has been trying to offload the beachfront property for months.

President Donald Trump doesn’t just have to worry about safeguarding the nation ahead of Hurricane Irma . Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin — and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it.

President Donald Trump doesn’t just have to worry about safeguarding the nation ahead of Hurricane Irma . Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin — and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it. A hurricane warning is in effect for St. Martin

This Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Irma nearing the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday.© (NOAA via AP) This Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Irma nearing the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday.

President Donald Trump doesn't just have to worry about safeguarding the nation ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin - and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it.

A hurricane warning is in effect for St. Martin - a French dependency about 230 miles east of Puerto Rico - and other nearby islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds could arrive within the next 24 to 36 hours.

Powerful Hurricane Irma hits first Caribbean islands

  Powerful Hurricane Irma hits first Caribbean islands <p>The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean.</p>The National Weather Service said the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over Barbuda around 1:47 a.m. Residents said over local radio that phone lines went down as the eye passed.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma is closing in on President Donald Trump ’ s luxury St. Martin mansion . “ Trump owns a multi-million dollar mansion on the Caribbean island of St. Martin — and Category 5 Irma is heading straight for it,” the Miami Herald reports.

Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5 storm. Hurricane Irma has maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, says NOAA. When will Hurricane Irma make landfall? Hurricane Irma is heading straight for Trump ’ s Caribbean mansion .

Trump owns the 11-bedroom gated mansion through a trust set up to avoid conflict of interests during his presidency. The trust has been trying to offload the beachfront property for months. In August, its listing price was slashed from $28 million to $16.9 million, according to the Washington Post. (Ethics experts have worried a buyer could seek to curry favor with Trump by overpaying.)

In his financial disclosure firms, Trump said he rents the mansion out, pegging its value between $25 million and $50 million. The five-acre estate is named le Chateau des Palmiers ("Castle of the Palms") and comes equipped with a tennis court, marble floors and gold curtains, the Post reported.

The president also owns several properties in South Florida that could sustain damage during a major storm, including his Mar-a-Lago resort and Trump National Doral golf course.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nicholas Nehamas: 305-376-3745, @NickNehamas

1,200 Americans evacuated from St. Martin after Irma .
<p>The U.S. State Department said Saturday that 1,200 Americans had been evacuated from the Caribbean island St. Martin/St. Maarten, but nearly 5,000 Americans remain on the island days after Hurricane Irma's destructive hit.</p>On Saturday evening, the State Department said it is "strongly advising" U.S. citizens to shelter in place until powerful Hurricane Jose passes. Evacuation flights were supsended Saturday due to the weather.

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