Hurricane Irma has "absolutely historic destructive potential"

More than 1M without power in Florida

More than 1M without power in Florida

Donald Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago resort is being evacuated ahead of approaching Hurricane Irma, a powerful Atlantic Ocean storm heading towards the U.S. east coast.

In addition, a state of emergency has been declared for the whole of Florida by both state Gov. Rick Scott and President Trump.

Trump has dubbed Mar-a-Lago the "Winter White House", and has spent many a holiday there.

Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort has survived through hurricanes before.

The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

"Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards" to areas it might affect, the National Hurricane Center says.

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Trump has returned repeatedly to the private club - which he bought in 1985 - to relax and conduct state business since becoming president. That's why, during a hurricane, you'll always see me here.

With climate change reportedly increasing the intensity of storms, rising sea levels have some wondering if federal dollars should be used to rebuild Mar-a-Lago.

After early-morning Twitter hammering of Republicans, and another Democratic debt deal victory lapping, President Donald Trump's thoughts turned to sending a dire video message to those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

"The damage in the Caribbean and beyond is absolutely devastating and we are still assessing the situation at our property in St. Martin".

"We know that the four most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed, which means that more rustic structures have probably been completely or partially destroyed", French Interior Minister Gerard Collomba told AFP.

The 2016 AP investigation is newly relevant as a massively powerful Hurricane Irma swirls toward Florida.

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