Dogs left stranded, chained to trees as Hurricane Irma slams Florida

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The president's famed Mar-a-Lago estate - the so-called "winter White House" in southeast Florida where Trump has spent many weekends since his inauguration - looks like it could suffer some major damage if the Category 5 hurricane continues on its projected path.

Speaking on Wednesday 6 September, Donald Trump acknowledged the scale of Irma.

Animal control officials in Palm Beach County are running into an alarming trend that's causing them to call it unprecedented "animal cruelty".

The state of Florida is evacuating in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, including U.S.

"They are left in a yard, in a pen they can not escape from or tethered to trees or poles", Diane Suave, director of Animal Care and Control, told WPTV.

Donald Trump's resort, as well as the rest of Palm Beach County and the surrounding barrier islands have been ordered to evacuate, TIME reports.

Sunny, cool weekend as we await the impacts from Irma next week
Most of Florida will not be spared as Irma tracks northward through the Florida peninsula, essentially paralleling Interstate 75. We continue to hope Floridians weather this storm safely and have done everything in their power to stay out of harm's way.

The Trumps pledged a personal donation of $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and it is not yet clear whether they will make a similar donation to those who were affected by Hurricane Irma. From Texas to Louisiana, from Florida to Puerto Rico, and always the U.S. Virgin Islands, and everywhere in between that has been affected by these awful storms: "we will endure and come back stronger than ever before", the president said.

"I wasn't there for the storm, but I've been told by my people there that it re-landscaped the place".

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

Others familiar with the storm's effects at Mar-a-Lago, including Trump employees, remember it differently.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says out of the 45 arrested, 25 people were just arrested for breaking the curfew. Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach was his first golf club and that opened in 1999, according to The Palm Beach Post.

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