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Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National
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Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as she prepared to ride out hurricane Ian at her in-laws’ home in Florida. The Cornwall, Ont., woman travelled south recently to spend a couple of months with family in Palm Beach, Fla., but her visit took an unexpected turn as the hurricane, which hit Florida’s west coast on Wednesday, moved across the state.The 26-year-old was out getting supplies Wednesday in preparation for the major storm.“We’re buying water and canned food and flashlights and stuff like that,” she said in a phone interview.“We’re going to do our best to stay inside and keep safe …. But we’re not leaving as of now. We’re going to be in the house until the storm passes.” Read more: ‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian rips through Florida aft...