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Shelves Empty As Hurricane Dorian Spins Closer

Shelves are emptying of essentials like bottled water as Hurricane Dorian spins closer to Florida.

At one Tampa grocery store, Michael Holt had a shopping cart filled to the brim with all the essentials:

"I have bread, ziplocs to make ice for the coolers, and vitamin water since they're out of water," he said, wheeling his way into the store's parking lot.

Holt is an old hand at this - he's weathered multiple hurricanes. So he's got his plan down.

"I board up the windows, get bread and non-perishables," he said.

When ask if he had enough supplies to withstand Dorian, Holt said simply, "We'll find out."

Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.
Thomas Iacobucci is the WUSF visual news intern for the fall 2019 semester. He is currently a senior at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he is completing his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Digital Communication.
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