South County residents hopeful with Hurricane Dorian's new projected path

Posted at 9:55 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 00:16:17-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Dorian’s current projected path has some people in Palm Beach County hoping for the best. Many are still watching each development and are ready for any severe weather from Dorian.

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Joe Mather was making a run to Publix Saturday night after he changed plans to evacuate to the west coast of Florida.

“Now I need some food and if the power goes out for a short period of time, we will stay. But if it goes out for a long time, we will evacuate after,” said Mather.

Mather said he had no problem getting supplies at the Publix at Woolbright Rd. and Federal Hwy.

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“One of these days it is going to hit us no matter what,” said Michael Sayne.

Sayne had put the shutters up on his business in Boynton Beach Saturday morning but he said he would rather be safe than sorry and was leaving them up.

“I am from Missouri. They have to show me, once Tuesday rolls around because that is the big day now,” said Michael Schneider in Boca Raton.

Schinder said he has his shutters up and his food supply ready to go if the forecast changes.

In Delray Beach, people packed the Paradise Sports lounge to watch 15-year-old Coco Gauff play in the U.S. Open. Annette Annechild said she probably wouldn’t have shown up to watch if the current path didn’t show the storm staying east of South Florida.

“Maybe it was the run-through for us,” Annechild said.