Irma's turn west surprises St. Petersburg residents

ABC News' Eva Pilgrim reports from St. Petersburg that people continued to live on their boats until at least this morning because the storm's track didn't shift west until yesterday.
1:22 | 09/10/17

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Right next door, St. Petersburg, Eva pilgrim is there. The major concern here is because this area S area hasn't seen this kind of thing in a long time. A lot of the buildings here don't have the code here. Home owners are fearful their homes will be underwater. They're aware they have been living on the edge for a very long time and they have been very fortunate. They're afraid this storm may change all of that. We talked to some people here in this marina. They're living on their boats. A lot of these people have chosen up until this morning to stay. There are a couple of people here still. Contemplating whether or not they'll ride out the storm on their boats. We're talking to people who live here deciding to ride out the storm in a car, in a concrete parking garage. Not too far from here. We're trying to convince them there are safer options nearby. A lot of these people, this storm shifted west just yesterday. So they have had to change hat they thought was a safe plan. George? Boy, staying in those boats just does not seem safe. Eva, thank you. We'll take a short break.

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