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Florida scrambles to prepare as Hurricane Ian churns toward coast

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A car, filled up with water and supplies, sits outside a boarded-up trailer home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in Clearwater, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A car, filled up with water and supplies, sits outside a boarded-up trailer home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in Clearwater, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon...more

A car, filled up with water and supplies, sits outside a boarded-up trailer home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in Clearwater, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Alicia Dhall, 18, looks down as her sister Ariana, 8, and local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Alicia Dhall, 18, looks down as her sister Ariana, 8, and local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26,...more

Alicia Dhall, 18, looks down as her sister Ariana, 8, and local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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NASA's giant Artemis 1 moon rocket is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building off its launchpad, after postponing the much-anticipated mission a third time due to the arrival of Hurricane Ian and other technical problems, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 27, 2022.  REUTERS/Michael Weekes Jr.

NASA's giant Artemis 1 moon rocket is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building off its launchpad, after postponing the much-anticipated mission a third time due to the arrival of Hurricane Ian and other technical problems, in Cape Canaveral,...more

NASA's giant Artemis 1 moon rocket is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building off its launchpad, after postponing the much-anticipated mission a third time due to the arrival of Hurricane Ian and other technical problems, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 27, 2022.  REUTERS/Michael Weekes Jr.
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Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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People attempt to storm-proof a home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People attempt to storm-proof a home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People attempt to storm-proof a home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Women walk by a boarded up home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Women walk by a boarded up home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Women walk by a boarded up home, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Rich Reynolds and his son John,18, fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Rich Reynolds and his son John,18, fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Rich Reynolds and his son John,18, fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Local residents are reflected in a fire department vehicle window while filling sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents are reflected in a fire department vehicle window while filling sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September...more

Local residents are reflected in a fire department vehicle window while filling sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Himes Avenue Complex in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Sandbags sit outside door fronts, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Sandbags sit outside door fronts, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Sandbags sit outside door fronts, as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, in the beachside community of Indian Shores, Florida, September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Ariana Dhall, 8, fills sandbags next to her sister Alicia Dhall, 18, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ariana Dhall, 8, fills sandbags next to her sister Alicia Dhall, 18, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon...more

Ariana Dhall, 8, fills sandbags next to her sister Alicia Dhall, 18, as Hurricane Ian spun toward Florida carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at the Al Barnes Park in Tampa, Florida, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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