President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his trip to Poland that was scheduled for this weekend due to a hurricane that is expected to hit Florida in the coming days.
Vice President Pence will travel to Poland in Trump’s place, the president told reporters during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.
Hurricane Dorian is expected to gain strength in the coming days, and could hit the Florida coast as soon as Saturday as a Category 4 storm.
“It’s something very important for me to be here,” Trump said. “This storm looks like it could be a very, very big one indeed.”
It could become the first hurricane of Category 4 or stronger to hit the eastern coast of Florida since Hurricane Andrew decimated parts of the state in 1992.
Trump´s Mar-a-Lago resort faces a potential threat from Hurricane Dorian. The storm is likely to land in Melbourne, Florida. — about 115 miles north of Trump’s Palm Beach resort, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
It’s unclear where exactly the storm will hit and how strong it will become, and Mar-a-Lago sits in the “cone of uncertainty” as Dorian takes shape in the coming days, according to the Times.