Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane Friday, and it’s expected to stay “extremely dangerous” as it moves near the Bahamas and approaches the Florida coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
The National Weather Service said Dorian could bring a “triple-threat of dangers” to the state, including a “life-threatening storm surge, devastating hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.” The center urged Floridians to “prepare NOW.”
President Trump’s West Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago could be in the direct path of Dorian, according to the National Hurricane Center’s projections. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida as a dangerous Category 4 storm, meaning there will be maximum sustained winds of at least 130 mph.
Mar-a-Lago is currently closed for the summer season. The historic house, built in 1927, is located on 17.5 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Mar-a-Lago has been in the path of major storms before, including 2017’s Hurricane Irma, which caused some roof damage and roof leaks.
Mr. Trump has not yet publicly commented on the storm’s connection to Mar-a-Lago.
He canceled a scheduled weekend trip to Poland to deal with the hurricane.