PANIC-BUYING BEGINS IN FLORIDA; GAS LINES, STORES SOLD-OUT OF WATER

PANIC-BUYING BEGINS IN FLORIDA; GAS LINES, STORES SOLD-OUT OF WATER
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As Hurricane Dorian begins churning its way toward a Florida landfall, citizens of that state are wasting no time getting Emergency Supplies like water and gasoline.  Reports are already coming in that stores like COSTCO have "extremely long lines to check out" and gas stations are running out of fuel.

In Jupiter, FL, many gas stations are already closing down empty pumps and locals said that the Publix supermarket "is a mad house."

In St. Augustine, residents report "about half the gas pumps are empty and bottled water is GONE from all the stores." 

In Boca Raton, lines are already forming at gas stations.  Says one resident "Boca Raton here... still have provisions on shelves, however starting to see a real sense of urgency among south Floridians."

In Daytona, residents report "West of Daytona here. Water is going fast, and so is gas."

Florida Governor Rick DeSantis says he will Declare a state of emergency in 26 Florida counties along the state east coast in advance of the storm arrival, with Emergency Operations centers already starting to come online.

Hurricane Dorian is growing in size and strength so fast, it is tough to keep up with the updates!   As of 6:45 PM EDT Wednesday, the storm has reached Maximum Sustained Winds of  72 knots (~ 82.9 mph)  with gusts to 109 MPH.   

It will arrive in Florida over Labor Day Weekend as a likely Category 3 or 4 Hurricane.

 

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    Sheepdog · 23 days ago
    East coast Florida checking in. Still plenty of gas, water and food in stores. Was in a few stores today - plenty of supplies. Local weather says possible cat 3.
    I suspect the panic buys are in area loaded with northerners.
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    Steven Benear · 23 days ago
    Sometimes I wonder how stupid some people are when they can’t even pull up the national hurricane center and get the latest data sustained winds over 80 mph with gusts to 110 and strengthening that was three hours ago this is the intelligence that you see from women they can’t read or don’t wanna research data they go off of what they think Read it for you right Amy and get the facts straight
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      Amy Stanley · 23 days ago
      How gentlemanly of you , Mr. Benear.
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    Amy Stanley · 23 days ago
    Isn't the hurricane a bit hyped up? According to www.earth.nullschool.net, the highest wind reading at the surface is 41 mph at 9 pm Wednesday. Hal, how do you get 82 mph?