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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As Erika dissipated Saturday morning, concerns over its remnants are fizzling.
“Nothing. I’m really relaxed right now,” said shopper Alex Morales.
“No storm coming,” said shopper Febo Mason.
Meantime, some shoppers prepared out of precaution on Saturday morning and some on Friday night.
“I hope it really don’t come this way and deep down inside my heart, I don’t feel like it’s coming this way,” said Deborah Peterson.
Shoppers stocked up on some of the essentials.
“I bought water. I bought the basics…crackers, canned food, basic stuff,” said shopper Lucy Castro.
“Just a little shopping (and) getting ready. I got some water, some apples some peanut butter and jelly –comfort foods,” said another shopper, Michael Greene.
Greene had been keeping a close eye on the storm and was trying to stay a step ahead.
“Looking at the news and trying to stay educated. Not that concerned, just try to be smart, make good decisions,” he said.
Before South Florida was out of the cone of error, one of the more surprising lines on Friday was at several gas stations.
The line at a North Miami Costco stretched from the pumps through the parking lot and onto Biscayne Boulevard. People at the pump remember the long lines previous storms and didn’t want to get caught off guard again.
“The roads get often flooded, the pumps are out of electricity. We remember there were gas lines and quotas for three, five gallons in some years, so we better have gas tanks full,” said Inna Logbinsky.
In Doral, and several other locations around Miami-Dade, people picked up free sandbags.
The Coast Guard operation center for the southeastern region of the United States, as well as the Caribbean, will be monitoring the remnants of the storm.
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