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Western New Yorkers living in Florida brace for storm

Posted at 11:09 PM, Aug 30, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It’s all hands on deck for Western New Yorkers living Florida, as families brace for a now Category 4 hurricane.

“We’re taking plywood and putting it over the windows and taking all our outside stuff and putting it inside,” said Michele D’Amico, who is from West Seneca and lives in Boca Raton.

The D’Amico family moved to Florida last year. Hurricane Dorian will be their first tropical storm.

“We’re debating if we’re going to leave tomorrow or not. We have hotel reservations and we’re debating if we’re going.”

The D’Amico’s have spent the day buying all essentials including food, gas, water and plywood.

Further down the coast near Miami, Amherst native Jim Mathias is prepping for the storm, not only for his family but his business as well.

“I own a commercial concrete restoration company, so we have to secure everything on site,” he said.