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Tri-State native in Florida preparing for Irma

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Doug Mosley and his family will stay in Florida during Hurricane Irma Doug Mosley and his family will stay in Florida during Hurricane Irma
Mosley lives in Boca Raton which is about 50 miles north of Miami and 5 miles from the ocean. Mosley lives in Boca Raton which is about 50 miles north of Miami and 5 miles from the ocean.
Mosley's children and neighbors helped add hurricane shutters to his home. Mosley's children and neighbors helped add hurricane shutters to his home.
Hurricane shutters Hurricane shutters
Mosley said the weather was beautiful today. Mosley said the weather was beautiful today.

Tri -State Native Doug Mosley and his family have decided to board up their home and sit through Hurricane Irma. 

Mosley has lived in Boca Raton for the past four years, which is about 50 miles north of Miami and 5 miles from the ocean. He said the weather has been beautiful recently, which he said that's how the weather typically is right before a hurricane hits. He said he's been in hurricanes before, including Hurricane Katrina. 

"Board up our house and everything. We feel safe,"said Mosley. "We realize that there's gonna be a lot of destruction around us if this hurricane does come inland, but we feel safe within our own home. "

Mosley says this is nothing like what we experience here in the Tri-States. He said the worst part of the hurricane is the waiting to come. 

Along with the stress of preparing for Hurricane Irma he said due to Hurricane Harvey closing down so many refineries it is hard to get gas and some gas stations are even out of gas. He said some people have ran out of gas while trying to evacuating and caused traffic to be slower.

"You try everything you can to be ready, but I know that so many people talk about the stress. You know of the days leading up to a hurricane. You know practically around here we see the panic around the gas stations and that," Mosley said. "I was at a gas station the other day and I thought a guy was going to fight me for the spot I had in the line, but you know it's natural. People are under high stress right now. "

He said he has heard that parts of Miami County could be inaccessible for weeks or months if Hurricane Irma makes landfall. 

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