Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of some of the state’s residents. In this, former US President Donald Trump is staying at the Mar-a-Lago house located on the road there. According to the Washington Post, the former president did not want to comply with the evacuation order and did not want to leave his estate.
Tropical Storm Nicole on Wednesday Hit the Bahamas, after which it strengthened further and the storm became a typhoon as predicted. On Thursday morning, Polish time, this element approached the coast of Florida, through which it is expected to pass in the next 24 hours.
Hurricane over Mar-a-Lago
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Florida counties directly in the hurricane’s path. Among others, such a decision was made in Palm Beach County, where the property is owned Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago Residence. However, as reported by the media, the former US President did not want to comply with this obligation. An adviser to Donald Trump told the Washington Post he has “no intention of leaving.” The consultant also noted that the luxury club that operates the Mar-a-Lago home — along with guest rooms, a SPA and other hotel amenities — is closed.
Although managed evacuation is mandatory in some areas of Florida, in practice there are no penalties for non-compliance. According to hurricanedamage.com, a website that deals with weather events, no one in the state has ever been prosecuted for ignoring the authorities’ warnings. Now, local police walk around houses calling people and pointing out that they will not “enforce evacuation”.
Covering 5,810 square meters, the Mar-a-Lago mansion was built in the 1920s. It is located less than half a kilometer from the beach, and its main buildings are about 3 meters above sea level. Donald Trump bought it in 1985 for about $10 million. Initially, the Trump family occupied the entire mansion, and then, after the club opened, they moved to a separate, closed part of the house and plot. During his presidency, Donald Trump referred to the garden as his “Southern White House.”
Nicole hits Florida
Nicole approaches the U.S. coast just weeks after Hurricane Ian hit Florida in late September, killing at least 140 people. Estimated repairs The damage it caused It will cost about $60 billion.
If Nicole makes landfall as a hurricane, it would be the first to hit the Florida coast since 1985, according to CNN. America November. As of Thursday night US time, the force of the elements was reported to be weakening, so it is not certain at this time. After a strike in eastern Florida, forecasts indicate that Nicole will move north to Georgia and then cross the eastern U.S. states next Saturday to reach New York.
Newsweek, Washington Post, CNN, hurricanedamage.com, Daily Beast, tvn24.pl
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