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West Palm prepares for Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 10:22:26-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Downtown West Palm Beach was a nearly a ghost town Wednesday, the only thing heard was the sound of drills as residents and business owners placed hurricane shutters on their homes and businesses. 

Many homeowners were giving the day off of work to secure their homes and prepare for Hurricane Matthew. The category 4 storm is expected to bring winds over 100 miles per hour to the West Palm area. Many doing whatever they can to protect their livelihood. 

"If the windows broken and wind penetrates, the danger is that the roof blows off and everything gets destroyed so we gotta cover the windows to make sure the roof doesn't fly off " says Tony San Miguel. 

Debra Lakow, the owner of Field of Greens says they has to continue to board up their store and sent their crews home which they have never had to do before. They are hoping their store won't lose electricity and will be able to open on Saturday. 

Most gas stations in the area are running out of fuel, residents told Four In Your Corner people have driven as far as an hour to get gas. 

Four In Your Corner will continue to have updates on Hurricane Matthew from all over the state of Florida.