Hurricane-force winds reported as Irma nears Florida

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President Donald Trump, who was criticized for his odd comments about Hurricane Harvey, tweeted about Irma on Friday.

Palm Beach County Animal Care officers have been scrambling to reach animals as time runs out, rescuing 49 dogs and two cats since Friday, the NBC affiliate reported.

The town of Palm Beach, home to Mar-a-Lago, sits on one of those narrow islands.

In addition to Trump's "Winter White House" at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, the Trump Organization has multiple properties near or on the South Florida coastline: Trump Grande, Trump International Beach Resort, and Trump Towers in Sunny Isles, Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, Trump Plaza in West Palm Beach, plus Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter and Trump National Doral in Doral.

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Florida peninsula, Palm Beach County has rescued more than 50 animals abandoned by pet owners who evacuated, according to Tampa Bay's WPTV.

SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has opened a hotline for state residents who have questions about Hurricane Irma. McMaster said he could not estimate when barrier island residents will be given the all-clear to return to their homes.

It's unclear if Trump plans on releasing a rap album or not. The property itself stretches east-to-west across the island, touching both the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway - its name means "Sea-to-Lake".

Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday night and Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a Facebook post that "Irma is shaping up to be bigger than Andrew" - in reference to the 1992 storm that killed dozens and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The building, which has 3-foot-thick walls, has reportedly survived every hurricane since.

"That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here".

During a 2007 deposition for a civil lawsuit that didn't have a whole lot to do with the insurance payment, Trump said he received the $17 million from an insurance policy and that the money went toward fixing up the "landscaping, roofing, walls, painting, leaks, artwork in the - you know, the great tapestries, tiles, Spanish tiles, the beach, the erosion", and added that the estate's "still not what it was". "We will not stand for it here in Palm Beach County".

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