An 11-bedroom mansion owned by President Donald Trump on the Caribbean island of St. Martin is reported to have been torn apart by Hurricane Irma.
President Donald Trump has been trying to sell the property, a waterfront estate with a pool and fitness center, and lowered the listing price to $16.9 million from $28 million in August, according to the Washington Post.
RICHARD BRANSON’S HOME ALSO DESTROYED
Meanwhile the luxury home of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands was also destroyed.
Branson’s son Sam posted the news of his father’s property’s destruction on Instagram earlier Thursday. His father, owner of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Media, among other interests, had tweeted ahead of the storm that he would be hunkering down with guests in a concrete wine cellar underneath his house on Necker Island to ride out the storm, which is now confirmed to be the most powerful hurricane to ever form in the Atlantic.
Branson’s company Virgin issued a statement that said: “We are deeply saddened by the events that have taken place in the last 24 hours and our hearts and thoughts are with our friends and family in the Caribbean. We are very grateful to be able to report that all of our team on Island have been accounted for as safe as well. Necker Island felt the effects of Hurricane Irma and sustained extensive damage, the extent of which we are still assessing.
MORE PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD. . .
At least 10 people are reported to have died int he recent wake of the hurricane.
The island of Barbuda, the first to be hit by Irma, has reportedly been all but wiped out.
Puerto Rico says that nearly 900,000 people are without power, and reports indicate that parts of the island could be without electricity for up to six months.