According to a new survey, more than one in ten Americans say they've witnessed a physical fight over water or gas while preparing for a hurricane. That's according to a report from Porch, an online booking service for home-improvement contractors, which asked 959 people about their experience with hurricanes.
As Hurricane Dorian sets his eye on the Sunshine State, grocery shelves across South Florida are already being wiped of supplies. Though most retailers seem to be restocking pallets of bottled water and loaves of bread, shoppers have put such a demand on hurricane supplies that some stores are placing limits on how much customers can buy.
Spotted: Coral Springs Publix (Ramblewood), limit four water cases per customer. Nonperishables are running much lower than usual. Regardless of its track, people are taking #Dorian seriously. pic.twitter.com/rVDam6nild— Bryan Boggiano (@Bryan_KnowsBest) August 28, 2019
a comprehensive hurricane guide with information about storm-surge zones, pet preparedness, and evacuation centers. Broward County also has a website with pertinent information for the 2019 hurricane season.
As of now, the National Hurricane Center says tropical-storm-force winds could reach parts of Florida as early as Saturday night. Heavy rains are expected on the east coast of Florida — just in time for king tides.