Jacksonville Hurricane Preparations (10/6/16)

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St. Johns County residents fill sandbags at Mills Field location in Saint Johns County Thursday morning October 6. 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to an anticipated Florida landfall. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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Gov. Rick Scott media briefing (Tia Mitchell/Florida Times-Union)

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Gov Rick Scott media briefing (Tia Mitchell/Florida Times-Union)

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Cyrus Strange, left, helps Dana Delicino, stooped down on right in hoodie, fill sandbags for her Eagle Harbor home Thursday morning at the Clay County Fire Station on Pine Avenue. (Contributed by Phillip Milano)

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At BJ'S on Atlantic Boulevard on the morning of Oct. 6, 2016 as residents prepare for Hurricane Matthew. (Eileen Kelly/Florida Times-Union)

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Kristen Cheremeta and her mom, Maria Ballina. The Beaches are under an evacuation order (Eileen Kelly/Florida Times-Union)

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A large boat slowly passes the Jacksonville Landing and Main Street bridge and route to say for Harbor Inland as the hurricane approaches. (Dan Scanlan/Florida Times-Union)

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Tree removal Crews from multiple companies line for blocks of East Bay Street as well as streets heading toward the st. Johns River, as they pre stage for the storms approach and damage. (Dan Scanlan/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- The Nor'eastern still was pounding Jacksonville Beach on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches from the south. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- The Nor'eastern still was pounding Jacksonville Beach on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches from the south. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- Ellen Sheffield leaves a stay safe and we'll be back soon message on her boarded up Jimmy John's store in Atlantic Beach on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- Jacksonville Beach Police Department officers Wallace (L) and Blalock roust a man sleeping under the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. Blalock said they just wanted to get the man to safety. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- James Farris measure a wind speed of 23 mph at Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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Crews at RayWare hardware on Herschel Street board up the windows of the business located along Fishweir Creek in Avondale Thursday morning October 6. 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to an anticipated Florida landfall. The wood had been in storage at the business since it was first used in 1999 ahead of Hurricane Floyd. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- People walked into the water below the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier to get pictures despite warnings from Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue to stay out of the water on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- People walked into the water below the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier to get selfies despite warnings from Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue to stay out of the water on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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Tammy Briant from NW St. Johns County carries a home made sandbag to her car after the county provided sandbags ran out Thursday morning. St. Johns County residents filled sandbags at Mills Field location in Saint Johns County Thursday morning October 6. 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to an anticipated Florida landfall. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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St. Johns County residents fill sandbags at Mills Field location in Saint Johns County Thursday morning October 6. 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to an anticipated Florida landfall. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- Pam Whitaker ventured to south Jacksonville Beach to catch a peek at the churning ocean on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. Whitaker says her family will cross the "ditch" and ride out the storm with friends. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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10/06/16 -- Sharon Bullock, of Ponte Vedra Beach, ventured to south Jacksonville Beach to catch a peek at the churning ocean on Thursday, October 05, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew approaches. Bullock says she rode out Hurricane Iva in Hawaii in 1982 and plans to do the same. For now. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union)

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