In the afternoon hours of Sept. 6, uncertain projection models for the future of then category 5 Hurricane Irma began to shift north putting the peninsula of Florida in the direct line of fire.
The entire state had been preparing for catastrophe, from the eastern tip of Escambia County to the southernmost Keys. News reports indicate stores throughout the state had bare water shelves, low battery supplies and other shortages as Floridians prepared for the worst.
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