Jonathan Hernandez says the wind has picked up at his Cape Coral home as Hurricane Irma’s eye wall inches closer.More: Hurricane Irma: 205 Cape Coral LCEC customers without powerJim says that during Hurricane Charlie, he, his wife and their cats hunkered down in a bathtub with a bottle of wine and a mattress over them. This time around the couple is prepared to do the same.
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DePabilla’s only disappointment would be considered understandable for a native of Colombia, and she understood that sacrifice is part of the shelter experience.
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Greg and Dee Eddy live in Coral Cape, Florida – just outside of Fort Meyers.
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Sam's Club on Immokalee Road has gas, but the line is very long.
For more Hurricane Irma coverage visit: news-press.com/hurricane."I've been through a couple of storms down here," Greg said. "But this thing is nothing to play with. I just got scared and I told her [Dee] that maybe we should head to a shelter where we know we'll be safe, and on Monday just hope we have a house to come back to."
Janet Snyder, 60, her 83-year-old mother, Nancy Glaser, are riding out Hurricane Irma at Glaser’s Cape Coral home.Shelters for Hurricane Irma opened in Lee County and residents flocked to take advantage of the facilities made available Bill Smith/The News-Press
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Though, on Saturday morning the Eddy's headed to a shelter for safety reasons.
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She said her father and stepmother are still at their Fort Myers’ home.
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Raw drone video shows evacuees arriving at Germain Arena in Fort Myers, Fla., ahead of hurricane Irma's arrival. Michael Zamora/USA TODAY NETWORK
“The reason we left was the water,” he said. “We grabbed what we could and left.”
Lely High School, designated as a hurricane shelter, is currently filling up Friday afternoon in East Naples. Lines are out the doors and down the street.
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“We’re just going to cross our fingers and pray that everything is okay,” said Jim.