PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLA/AP) – President-elect Donald Trump plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort for Thanksgiving.
Trump’s Thanksgiving stay will bring road closures and heightened security when the presidential caravan of Secret Service agents, political aides, journalists and medical personnel arrives.
The Coast Guard has set up tight security zones around the area beginning Tuesday.
The security zones are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Nov. 22, and scheduled to continue until the afternoon of Nov. 27, to include certain waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterways and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Mar-a-Lago Club and the Southern Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach.
Boaters must receive permission from the captain of Port Miami to enter, stop, or anchor in the three zones during this time. The Coast Guard says the zones are necessary to protect Trump and anyone else in the region from any subversive acts.
This is not the first time a president-elect has used Palm Beach, Florida as a vacation refuge.
John Kennedy’s family estate, known during his term as the Winter White House, is seven miles north at the other end of Ocean Drive. Like Kennedy’s visits, Trump’s trips to Palm Beach will bring increased attention to this wealthy enclave of about 10,000 people. That number triples in the winter.
The community sits on a long, thin barrier island with narrow streets and only three bridges to the mainland.