East coast prep winding down, preparing for Dorian impacts

Reporter: Nicole Gabe Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Credit: WINK News.

Florida’s east coast is prepped and as ready as it can be for Hurricane Dorian’s impacts.

Brevard County 

In Brevard County, businesses and homes boarded up, gusty winds and gas stations without fuel are all common realities throughout the area Monday with Dorian just over 105 miles away from the east coast.

For people who live in Titusville and surrounding communities, conditions are picking up. And along the Indian River, final preparations by people who live there are winding down.

“We battened down the hatches, taped up the windows, boarded everything up,” said Shawn Housseal in Titusville.

Housseal is worried about wind and rain from Dorian that the current Category 4 hurricane could bring.

“We will get some water, but hopefully it won’t be enough to come in the doors,” Housseal said.

A few minutes away, shop owner Greg Aker took down his awnings to ensure they don’t fly away in the storm.

“Even the ones that are close call usually do a little bit of damage,” Aker said. “So our job right now, we gotta shore up two more roofs and then go home and wait.”

Volusia County

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