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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 10

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Monday, September 13, 1999
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Photo by CHRIS MATULA Michele and Dan Chaisson, newcomers to Port St. Lucie from Rome, N.Y., waited Sunday at the Jensen Beach Home Depot store for a fresh supply of plywood sheets. The store sold out earlier in the day and was waiting for more to come from Tampa. TRACKING As of Sunday 11 n.m. i ' West : ItmJMdm&JiiAttctiA i ii ml Tl. . ' l Palm ; Atlantic ; Latitude: 15.1 N Longitude: 36.3V ; Ocean Beach j Wind speed: 65 mph r ; Direction: West at 20 mph Pioneer y Linens FLOYD Prom 1A V cj the storm could be deluged with rain. Residents watched The Weather Channel with growing ffar. ; "Look at the size of that sucker! I've been here 12 years aid never worried about hurri-clines. I've been very fortunate," s&id Peggy Hughes, of Lantana, as she loaded sheets of plywood into the back of her van." i "I want to be prepared," she said, "because I'm staying and praying." The South Florida Water Management District began opening the floodgates on all canals in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties Sunday in an effort to lower water levels, enabling them to cope better with expected downpours. ? "We're anticipating some fairly heavy rainfall," said Ann Overton, a spokeswoman for the district. "We haven't opened the gates full-bore, just about halfway, because conditions are drier now than they were when we were being threatened by Hurricane Dennis." Lake Okeechobee has been sealed off. No water is being sent into, or allowed out of, the great body of water. t Officials will decide about 13 hours before projected landfall whether to order evacuations and open shelters, emergency management director O'Brien said. That decision will be based largely on whether forecasters think they can confidently pinpoint Floyd's landfall. "If they say, We think itll move north, but we're not really sure,' we may have to err on the side of caution and use good judgment," O'Brien said. "(Today's) going to be a very busy day." Along the southeastern arc of coastal Florida, anxious people thronged supermarkets, ATM machines and Home Depots, frantically buying preparedness and peace of mind: jugs of water, sheets of plywood, bandoliers of batteries, cases of pet food, snowdrifts of disposable diapers, sacks of charcoal and cans of Sterno, along with enough candles to light the palaces of Europe. "We're going crazy here. We have no plywood. We have nothing," said Angela Souza, who works at The Home Depot in Jensen Beach. "It looks like a traffic jam out in the parking lot." By midafternoon, that store sold more than 2,600 pieces of plywood. The store in Fort Pierce sold out of 2,700 pieces of -inch or VWnch plywood. Generators in both stores sold out early in the day. Grocery store aisles were bustling with residents picking up staples. "Most people have everything they need, but they come to stock up on water, dry goods, batteries or candles," said Ann Seymour, a bookkeeper at the Stuart Winn-Dixie supermarket. Created by Home Treasures exclusively for Pioneer Linens. Loomed in Italy. ""T""" Gert AFRI" Est 1912 Wednesday Tuesday ) i t SOUTH AMERICA a p.m. 8 p.m. 210 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, Downtown at the Fountain. 655-8553 1-800-207-5463 FREE attendant parking lot at the front entrance. Open 9AM to 5:30PM. Closed Sundays. GO 132 DD EDD H3 Em Latest updates, tracking maps and free e-mail advisories: (fr Tell us how you are preparing for Hurricane Floyd by logging on to and joining the discussion. v r IGHER I IELD So Richard Wheelihan of Lantana bought 13 sheets of plywood for his house and his parents' home in Lake Worth. He said he was especially concerned about his parents' house because it has jalousie windows. "My Mom and Dad haven't boarded up their house in 40 years, but I'm boarding it up now," Wheelihan said. "It's worth a few hundred dollars to save things they've been collecting for a lifetime." Down the road, Albertsons quickly sold out of bottled water. Kyle Heine, the store's general merchandising manager, set up a hurricane display featuring lamps, candles and batteries, although those supplies weren't selling as well as the water, he said. "The company is really concerned about (Floyd)," Heine said. "But I don't think all of the clientele here are sure that it's coming our way." Another shopper spent the morning making trip after trip to the Home Depot store in Boynton Beach, each time filling the bed of his truck until it sagged heavily in the back. "I don't have time to talk," he said as he rushed to the truck's door. "I don't have time to breathe." At Palm Beach International Airport, authorities said no extraordinary precautions were being taken Sunday. The threshold for closing the airport comes when sustained winds reach 65 mph to 70 mph, said Jim Craft, airport operations supervisor. After Floyd, Gert. The storm system known as Gert became a tropical storm Sunday and was expected to strengthen to a hurricane today, the National Weather Service announced. Gert still lay 1,700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, but was moving west at a speed of 20 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. This motion is expected to continue on Monday," the weather service bulletin said. Staff writers Brian Crecente and Dani Davies and The Associated Press contributed to this story. i $10,000 Minimum $10,000 Minimum YOU CHOOSE THE TERM. Your wait for higher rates is over. World Savings has just raised yields on both our 7-Month and 14-Month Certificates of Deposit. Plus, as a special bonus, we'll give you up to $600 in valuable free financial services! Come in today and open the World CD that's right for you. 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