As Hurricane Ian moves up the coast of Florida, a tropical storm watch has been issued for the town of Palm Beach, which is also home to the Mar-a-Lago estate of former President Donald Trump.
Forecasters say that as of Tuesday, September 27, the storm is moving toward Orlando and Central Florida.
Early Tuesday, a hurricane warning was issued for the whole east coast of Florida, from Palm Beach County north to the border with Georgia. In South Florida, a tropical storm watch was issued.
As Hurricane Ian gets stronger, if you don’t know where Mar-a-Lago is, here is its address and other information.
Watch For Hurricane Ian Is Now In Effect For Palm Beach
In the wake of Hurricane Ian, the Town of Palm Beach has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Coastal Palm Beach, Inland Broward, Inland Miami-Dade, Inland Palm Beach, and Metro Palm Beach.
The Watch means that there is a chance of a tropical storm in the watch area in the next 48 hours.
The National Weather Service has put a Tornado Watch in place until 5 p.m. for all of South Florida, including the Town.
The Tropical Storm could bring strong winds to parts of South Florida as early as Tuesday morning, and Central Florida could see them by Wednesday morning.
Where Is Mar-a-lago Located?
Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s main home, is at 1100 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, Florida.
Between 1924 and 1927, the mansion was built at a cost of $7 million. Marjorie Merriweather Post built it after getting $250 million from her father, Charles William Post, when she was 27 years old. The Postum Cereal Company was his business.
Post’s will said that the mansion should be given to the government after she died. In 1980, it was named a U.S. National Historic Landmark, but the government gave the mansion back to Post’s daughters because it would cost up to $1 million a year to keep up.
The sisters then decided to sell it, which is when Trump became interested. Trump paid $5 million to the Post daughters for Mar-A-Lago and another $3 million for the heiress’s antiques and furniture.
According to the property’s official website, it is “hurricane resistant” and has “luxurious” features.
Seven evacuation zones
- Zone A (Red)
- Zone B (Orange)
- Zone C (Yellow)
- Zone D (Green)
- Zone E (Purple)
- Zone F
- Zone L