Trump has the ability to house many suffering Floridians. Demand that he does so! (1240 signatures on petition)
Irma has hit FLorida hard and many people are finding themselves homeless. As we all know, Trump loves to visit his resort in Mar-a-Lago. But now it could be used as a shelter for folks with damaged or flooded homes and no electricity, clean water or food.l come together to help one another. Especially those fortunate enough to have so much extra in their lives. And especially our leaders. Trump could easily give more by opening up his resort to those who need it, but he hasn’t done so.
Many shelters in South Florida are already full
ClickThousands of residents of South Florida are inundating hurricane shelters ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival, filling locations to capacity as a storm billed as one of the most powerful to ever make landfall in US history ap locations, people are arriving at the doors only to be told that there is no room for them there. Frustrated with what has been seen as a lack of communication from local officials — and, in some cases, conflicting messages about where to go — some are asking a simple question: Why hasn’t Donald Trump said he will use his Mar-a-Lago resort as a place of refuge for desperate Americansourse he should” open up Mar-a-Lago, Rick Castillo said, standing just in front of his beachside home in Hollywood. Mr Castillo had prepared his home the best he could, and was admiring the crashing waves in front of him before the worst of Irma arrived.
“He should be doing anything to help the public,” Mr Castillo said of the President. “When people need help, you either help or you turn your head. I think Trump is turning his head.”Documentary filmaker Michael Moore – and frequent Trump critic – also raised the question on Twitter.
Mr Tump’s Mar-a-Lago beach side resort was ordered to be evacuated Friday alongside all of the ritzy Palm Beach Island where it sits. The resort is located on a low-lying strip of land that runs against the Atlantic Ocean, and is separated from the mainland by yet another body of narrow water. Some of the country’s most expensive real estate is located on those same barrier islands where Mr Trump’s property sits.
ould potentially provide shelter in the wake of Hurricane Irma for those that may see their houses flooded.
The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment on this story by the time of publication.
As Irma has approached, Mr Trump has repeatedly urged residents of Florida to follow the orders of their local officials, and said that the state is about as prepared as it can be. The storm, should it end up causing as much devastation as forecasters have predicted, would be the second major natural disaster of his presidency — and would come right on the heels of the first, in Houston, where floodwaters left thousands stranded following Hurricane Harvey.
At least six million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Florida. Florida Governor Rick Scott has said that they will continue to open shelters to help those in need of evacuation.
But, some have noted that communication with the public about those shelters has been less than stellar.
One woman at the shelter in Miami’s Florida International University said that she had taken an Uber from her Miami Beach home on evacuation orders only to be told that a listing online for a pet-friendly shelter she’d been told to go to with her dog wasn’t open. After emailing her mayor — a luxury not afforded to most, she noted — she was able to find somewhere to stay. Once she’d arrived, she said, that original shelter was found.Her Dad Refused to Let Her Marry, 50 Year…The Funny B
Nicola Little arrived at the North Miami Senior High school desperate, and in tears. She had been told to go there after finding out that a hotel room she’d booked had been closed, but the signs outside and the Red Cross staff inside told her there wasn’t room for her at the shelter. Ms Little stood in tears in front of a check-in counter wondering aloud what she could possibly do. A staffer found a chair and sat her down telling her it would all be ok.
But, less than an hour later, Ms Little walked across the cement courtyard outside the school in tears again. She said that she’d been given food and two phone numbers of places she could go, but neither line answered.