Right now, Florida’s east coast is preparing for Hurricane Dorian‘s wrath.
It is the literal, calm before the storm in quiet downtown Titusville. But as Dorian inches closer, the feeling is “hurry up and wait.” They know the storm is powerful, but when the magnitude of the impact on their town is still up for contention.
Those who have not already boarded up or lined their shops with sandbags were taking care of that on Sunday.
Carolyn Schmidt and her family nailed plywood in front of their shop’s window. She said it is kind of slow there because of the unpredictability of where Dorian will head.
“It’s really relaxed right now,” Schmidt said. “We’ve been through this plenty of times that everyone kind of knows how to prepare.”
Speaking of relaxed, no one may be more laid back than the people who are right around the corner at Playalinda Brewery.
Jim Barkaszi, who works at Playalinda Brewing Co., said he and his team are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. He told us there were more people having drinks than they were expecting.
“They already have their snacks and supplies ready,” Barkaszi said. “Now, come in and relax and forget about things.”