MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Time is moving retired earlier Hurricane Ida barges successful and radical are engaged with past infinitesimal preps.
“Just packing up the concern and getting thing of worth successful the backmost and getting acceptable to spell location and hunker down for a while,” said concern proprietor Nichole Vogel.
She is getting her store successful the French Quarter acceptable and conscionable similar her neighbors — placing soil bags successful beforehand of the door.
“I’m reasonably acrophobic astatine this point, I cognize it’s conscionable excessively overmuch to get connected the roadworthy and determination kids, dogs and cats and stuff,” she said.
Many radical did get connected the roadworthy — clogging highways overmuch of the day.
And the airdrome was packed excessively with locals and visitors trying to get retired earlier Ida blows ashore.
“I’m a Tulane pupil and was looking to flight the storm,” said Samuel Kates, who was successful that large crowd.
He goes to schoolhouse successful New Orleans but was trying to marque it location to Fort Lauderdale erstwhile helium formation was canceled. Now he’s getting a rental car.
“I’m looking to marque it retired arsenic acold distant from present arsenic possible. I cognize the thrust to Miami/Fort Lauderdale is astir 12 hours, truthful I’m conscionable going to effort and marque it arsenic acold distant arsenic I can,” helium said.
South Florida is acceptable to assistance aft Ida passes. Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Task Force 1 and Miami Task Force 2 deed the roadworthy and are waiting conscionable retired of the tempest zone.
Once Ida, passes they’ll beryllium acceptable astatine a moment’s announcement to assistance wherever ever they’re needed.
They are 2 of 13 municipality hunt and rescue teams sent by FEMA.
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