A video has captured Florida residents shoveling large piles of sand into bags as Hurricane Idalia aims for the state’s Gulf Coast and Panhandle.
The footage released by the Sarasota Police Department shows locals swarming the mounds of sand in the parking lot of Ed Smith Stadium, the spring training facility of the MLB’s Baltimore Orioles.
The scenes come as the National Hurricane Center warns that Idalia, currently a Category 1 storm, is “forecast to be a major hurricane when it reaches the Gulf Coast of Florida Wednesday morning.”
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