Monday, August 28, 2006

Floridians stock up on basics as Ernesto nears

Storm-wary (and weary) residents get prescriptions, food, gas
Associated Press

MIAMI - Florida residents rushed to fill their prescriptions and stood in long lines for gasoline, food and other supplies Monday as officials warned people not to wait for Tropical Storm Ernesto to become a hurricane again before taking precautions. Forecasters said Ernesto could grow back into a hurricane in the warm waters off Cuba and come ashore in South Florida as early as Tuesday night, exactly one year after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast. It would be the first hurricane to hit the United States this year. See: Floridians stock up as Ernesto nears

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