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THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. KATHY PARK IS IN INDIAN HARBOR BEACH, KATHY PARK IS IN INDIAN HARBOR BEACH, FLORIDA. INDIAN HARBOR BEACH, FLORIDA. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING FLORIDA. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THERE? WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THERE?>>Reporter: PETER, THERE?>>Reporter: PETER, THE WATER IS STILL>>Reporter: PETER, THE WATER IS STILL RELATIVELY CALM. THE WATER IS STILL RELATIVELY CALM. PREPARATIONS ARES RELATIVELY CALM. PREPARATIONS ARES INTENSIFYING ALONG THE PREPARATIONS ARES INTENSIFYING ALONG THE COAST. INTENSIFYING ALONG THE COAST. STORM SHUTTERS COAST. STORM SHUTTERS CONTINUE TO GO UP AS STORM SHUTTERS CONTINUE TO GO UP AS RENLT CONTINUE TO GO UP AS RENLT RESIDENTS ARE ON HIGH RENLT RESIDENTS ARE ON HIGH ALERT. RESIDENTS ARE ON HIGH ALERT. HURRICANE DORIAN ALERT. HURRICANE DORIAN NEARLY AS LARGE AS HURRICANE DORIAN NEARLY AS LARGE AS OKLAHOMA. NEARLY AS LARGE AS OKLAHOMA.>>A FAN TO HELP COOL OKLAHOMA.>>A FAN TO HELP COOL IN CASE WE LOSE POWER.>>A FAN TO HELP COOL IN CASE WE LOSE POWER.>>Reporter: THE URN IN CASE WE LOSE POWER.>>Reporter: THE URN UNCERTAINTY HAS PEOPLE>>Reporter: THE URN UNCERTAINTY HAS PEOPLE ON EDGE. UNCERTAINTY HAS PEOPLE ON EDGE. THE ENTIRE STATE IN ON EDGE. THE ENTIRE STATE IN THE DANGER ZONE AS A THE ENTIRE STATE IN THE DANGER ZONE AS A CATEGORY 3 STORM SPINS THE DANGER ZONE AS A CATEGORY 3 STORM SPINS CLOSER. CATEGORY 3 STORM SPINS CLOSER.>>THIS IS A MAJOR CLOSER.>>THIS IS A MAJOR EVENT.>>THIS IS A MAJOR EVENT. IT’S MUCH BETTER TO BE EVENT. IT’S MUCH BETTER TO BE PREPARED AND NOT HAVE IT’S MUCH BETTER TO BE PREPARED AND NOT HAVE TO FACE IT THAN TO GO PREPARED AND NOT HAVE TO FACE IT THAN TO GO INTO ONE OF THESE TO FACE IT THAN TO GO INTO ONE OF THESE THINGS UNPREPARED. INTO ONE OF THESE THINGS UNPREPARED.>>Reporter: THE THINGS UNPREPARED.>>Reporter: THE BAHAMAS BRACING TOO.>>Reporter: THE BAHAMAS BRACING TOO. BACK IN SOUTH FLORIDA BAHAMAS BRACING TOO. BACK IN SOUTH FLORIDA AT THE DOCKS, BOATS BACK IN SOUTH FLORIDA AT THE DOCKS, BOATS SECURED. AT THE DOCKS, BOATS SECURED. AS OWNERS BOARD UP. SECURED. AS OWNERS BOARD UP.>>BETTER JUST TO BE AS OWNERS BOARD UP.>>BETTER JUST TO BE PREPARED AND GET IT>>BETTER JUST TO BE PREPARED AND GET IT DONE. PREPARED AND GET IT DONE.>>Reporter: PREPARING DONE.>>Reporter: PREPARING FOR FLOODING, A>>Reporter: PREPARING FOR FLOODING, A PRIORITY TOO. FOR FLOODING, A PRIORITY TOO. HERE IN MELBOURNE, PRIORITY TOO. HERE IN MELBOURNE, PEOPLE WAITED AT LEAST HERE IN MELBOURNE, PEOPLE WAITED AT LEAST FOUR HOURS FOR TEN PEOPLE WAITED AT LEAST FOUR HOURS FOR TEN SANDBAGS AND MORE THAN FOUR HOURS FOR TEN SANDBAGS AND MORE THAN 20,000 WERE SANDBAGS AND MORE THAN 20,000 WERE DISTRIBUTED OVER TWO 20,000 WERE DISTRIBUTED OVER TWO DAYS. DISTRIBUTED OVER TWO DAYS.>>I WOULD RATHER THE DAYS.>>I WOULD RATHER THE 4 1/2 HOURS.>>I WOULD RATHER THE 4 1/2 HOURS. MY LIFE IS MORE 4 1/2 HOURS. MY LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT. MY LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: AT THE IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: AT THE FLORIDA HEAD QUARTERS>>Reporter: AT THE FLORIDA HEAD QUARTERS OF POWER AND LIGHT. FLORIDA HEAD QUARTERS OF POWER AND LIGHT.>>WE’RE TRYING TO OF POWER AND LIGHT.>>WE’RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY MORE>>WE’RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY MORE RESOURCES FOR WHAT WE IDENTIFY MORE RESOURCES FOR WHAT WE EXPECT TO BE A RESOURCES FOR WHAT WE EXPECT TO BE A DANGEROUS STORM. EXPECT TO BE A DANGEROUS STORM.>>Reporter: ALSO DANGEROUS STORM.>>Reporter: ALSO DANGEROUS FOR THE>>Reporter: ALSO DANGEROUS FOR THE STATE’S MOST DANGEROUS FOR THE STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE. STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE. NEAR COCO BEACH, VULNERABLE. NEAR COCO BEACH, THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR NEAR COCO BEACH, THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR EMERGENCY PLAN INTO THEY’RE PUTTING THEIR EMERGENCY PLAN INTO ACTION. EMERGENCY PLAN INTO ACTION.>>IT INVOLVES MAKING ACTION.>>IT INVOLVES MAKING SURE WE’VE GOT>>IT INVOLVES MAKING SURE WE’VE GOT STAFFING IN PLACE, SURE WE’VE GOT STAFFING IN PLACE, MAKING SURE WE’VE GOT STAFFING IN PLACE, MAKING SURE WE’VE GOT PHYSICIANS READY TO MAKING SURE WE’VE GOT PHYSICIANS READY TO GO, MAKING SURE THAT PHYSICIANS READY TO GO, MAKING SURE THAT WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF GO, MAKING SURE THAT WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO REALLY LAST AT LEAST FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO REALLY LAST AT LEAST 96 HOURS. REALLY LAST AT LEAST 96 HOURS.>>Reporter: AND AS 96 HOURS.>>Reporter: AND AS THE STORM CLOSES IN,>>Reporter: AND AS THE STORM CLOSES IN, FLORIDA’S NATIONAL THE STORM CLOSES IN, FLORIDA’S NATIONAL GUARD HAS 2,000 TROOPS FLORIDA’S NATIONAL GUARD HAS 2,000 TROOPS ON ALERT ACTIVATED FOR GUARD HAS 2,000 TROOPS ON ALERT ACTIVATED FOR ANY EMERGENCIES AHEAD.

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