Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

ABC News' Gio Benitez reports from Miami, which could face its strongest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew made landfall in 1992.
3:03 | 08/30/19

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Florida is bracing for the people are scrambling to stock up on supplies or get out of town before the hurricane hits. Take a look at these long lines forming at a gas station in miami-dade. Get this, this was 2:00 this morning. Dorian could be the strongest hurricane there since Andrew made landfall in 1992. Let's go right to gio Benitez who is Miami with more on the preps under way. Gio, good morning. Reporter: Hey, Tom, good morning. We are surrounded by three gas stations right now. Take a look at this one right here. The lines are long. This one is just wrapped around this station. Take a look at that one across the street. The line goes all the way down the road and over there on the other end, that gas station doesn't have any gas at all and it's only going to get worse from here. All across the state of Florida, it's a race against time to more than 17 million people in the path of hurricane Dorian. Residents rushing to stores and gas stations overnight loading up on food, bottled water and gas. Hard to get gas right now. Water, just everywhere missing pad. There's cars everywhere. I already went to like five different stores. Nobody have water nowhere. I was here like three hours ago and there was no way to come in. Reporter: Residents in Davey waiting in a line that wraps around the store hoping to scoop up the last of the precious goods. Outside the supply store in south Florida long lines forming for propane. Inside this Home Depot, materials dwindling. Many met with empty shelves. This is what we're seeing all across south Florida. People preparing for the storm loading up the plywood to board up their homes. We met Jose buying 26 sandbags. Hoping for the best. Reporter: This traffic jam in Orlando caused by residents hoping to purchase the few remaining sandbags. This morning, families hunkering down. And businesses too who are hiring contractors to protect their stores. Florida's governor issuing a state of emergency for all 67 counties. All floridians really need to monitor hurricane Dorian and make the necessary preparations. Reporter: People already packing up to get up and get out. Watch this megayacht migration in ft. Lauderdale. The monster storm intensifying now expected to approach land as a category 4 with noaa pilots flying missions to survey its strength, nasa even capturing this view from space. Residents in the caribbean watched as Dorian barreled through. Flooding streets and bringing winds up to 110 miles per hour. Now the storm has its sights set on Florida, officials aren't taking any chances because so many are in the cone of uncertainty. We are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Reporter: And if prepping for a hurricane wasn't hard enough, now you've got a very rainy day here in south Florida. That's going to make boarding up homes a lot tougher and it's going to make going out and getting supplies a lot tougher. That's why officials are saying everyone in this state needs to prepare today. It's just so important, Eva. Good advice there, gio.

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