Hurricane Irma has hit hard and it is heading straight for Donald Trump’s $28 million mansion.
The Category 5 storm is heading for Trump’s five-acre estate known as ‘Le Chateau des Palmiers’ on the Caribbean island of St Martin.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the island with tropical storm-force winds expected to arrive within the next 24 to 36 hours.
The US President owns the St Martin property through a trust which has been attempting to sell it since March, reports The Washington Post.
At the time of listing it was advertised at $28 million but this price has recently been cut to $16.9 million.
Several of the President’s other properties in the Caribbean and Florida could also sustain damage in the storm.
Hurricane Irma landed on the islands of the north-east Caribbean at 1.47am today bringing with it heavy rain and howling winds.
Officials warned people to seek protection in a statement that closed with ‘May God protect us all’.
The storm has maximum sustained winds of 185mph (295kmh), according to the US National Hurricane Centre.
Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
If Irma hits mainland, it will be the first time the US has been struck with two Category 4 hurricanes in one season since records began.
A third storm, Jose, is further out in the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane in the coming days.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.