Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and other properties under Hurricane Irma threat

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In a statement issued to CNN's Betsy Klein on Friday, a spokesperson for the Trump Organization announced that the Palm Beach seaside club would be closed, as well as two other properties owned by the group in Florida.

Some social media users have posted the address and Global Positioning System coordinates of Mar-a-Lago and pleaded with Irma to head there.

"We are praying for all those that have been affected by Hurricane Irma and we know there will be much rebuilding to do on this lovely island in the months and years ahead".

Hurricane Irma has killed at least 14 people as it tore through the Caribbean and is expected to hit Florida as a category 4 storm on Sunday morning.

Hurricane Irma appears to have already damaged one Trump property, with reports indicating that the president's 11-room mansion in St. Martin was torn apart by the storm. "Our teams at the Trump properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure".

On St. Martin, where the aforementioned Trump property resides, even the strongest structures were made vulnerable by Irma's powerful winds.

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A White House official said Trump would continue to receive regular updates on Hurricanes Irma and Jose.

Irma, however, is unusually threatening.

If it curves east enough to travel deeper over the ocean, the six million living in the Miami metro area could take a sigh of relief.

Repairs to Mr Trump's Le Chateau des Palmiers property will cost a significant amount - likely covered by insurance - but this is not the first time he has claimed for damages caused by the weather.

University of Wisconsin models of Hurricane Irma's possible path as of September 7, 2017, 8 a.m. EST. "No rest for the tired!"

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