Hurricane Irma that has taken over the Caribbean has claimed over 13 lives and quite a lot of properties.
An 11-bedroom Caribbean mansion belonging to the United States’ President, Donald Trump’s on Wednesday, was almost hit by the storm.
It couldn’t be ascertained immediately whether Irma damaged Trump’s beachfront Chateau des Palmiers, or Castle of the Palms, on St. Martin. The gated estate, for sale for $16.9 million, is owned through a trust and had been rented out, U.S. media has reported.
The United Nations estimates that up to 37 million people could be affected by the category five hurricane, which is forecast to hit the south-eastern Bahamas by Thursday evening and near the Central Bahamas by Friday.
Donald Trump has said the US is as well prepared as they possibly can be for the hurricane, adding he thinks Irma is more powerful than Hurricane Harvey.
The US President voiced serious concern as Hurricane Irma cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean towards Florida.
“We are very concerned, we are working very hard” he said in the Oval Office. “We think we are as well prepared as we could possibly be.
“Florida is as well prepared as you can be for something like this, now it’s just a question of what happens.”
He added: “We are with the people of Florida.”
Harvey, which brought devastation and destruction to Texas last week, was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005.