Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma
11 September, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Ora Austin
As Hurricane Irma makes its way toward Florida, requisite preparations are underway at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach private club and so-called "Winter White House" owned by USA president Donald Trump.
"The U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA and all Federal and State courageous people are ready".
"I think now with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for it to speed up", he said.
Asked what aspects of the storm concerned the administration the most, Pence said "the briefing at Camp David this morning caused the president to have great concern" as experts have warned of unsafe and heavy winds pushing a crippling storm surge in its path.
The President added that the response and recovery is "gonna cost a lot of money". "Right now, we are anxious about lives, not cost".
Several other Trump Organization properties could also be tested by a diminished Irma if it turns north once it reaches Florida, as several computer models predict.
He also said the lives and livelihood of many Americans - possibly from the very climate change-denying sections that had chosen Trump president - "will be at risk if Trump and his administration continue to deny the existence of climate change and its impact on the threat posed by hurricanes".
Three people were killed in Puerto Rico and around two-thirds of the population lost electricity, Governor Ricardo Rossello said after the storm rolled by the USA territory's northern coast.
As many as 5.6 million people have been evacuated after Irma's landfall in Cuba.
"We can respond in a timely fashion, usually within 24 hours of a disaster happening", Kreitzburg said. "I don't have any doubt in my mind that we can support both governors and that as a federal government we can do this and will do this". He thanked FEMA and the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the agency, for their efforts.
This is the second time that Trump spent time at Camp David for a lengthy meeting on policy. He is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C., Sunday afternoon.
"The storm is here", Governor Rick Scott said at news conference on Saturday, noting that 25,000 people had already lost power. He reiterated that citizens need to heed the warnings of local officials either to shelter in place, if directed to do so, or evacuate.
Trump commented hours after the almost 400-mile-wide storm blew ashore early Sunday in the Florida Keys, made landfall on Marco Island on the state's west coast and was barreling toward Tampa, which hasn't suffered a direct hit from a major hurricane in almost 100 years.
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At present, hurricane force winds extend 70 miles from the center of Irma and tropical storm force winds extend out 185 miles. Irma is still large enough to bring rain and gusty winds to the state Monday and Tuesday.
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