Kerri Vittimberga, of Wilton Manors, buys a generator, tarps and gas cans at Lowe's in Oakland Park, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Vittimberga, originally from Boston, says this is her "first big storm" in the two years she has lived in Florida. Anxious Florida residents raided grocery store shelves and North Carolina called for the evacuation of three barrier islands as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a about decade, threatened to rake a large swath of the East Coast in the coming days.
Kerri Vittimberga, of Wilton Manors, buys a generator, tarps and gas cans at Lowe's in Oakland Park, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Vittimberga, originally from Boston, says this is her "first big storm" in the two years she has lived in Florida. Anxious Florida residents raided grocery store shelves and North Carolina called for the evacuation of three barrier islands as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a about decade, threatened to rake a large swath of the East Coast in the coming days. Amy Beth Bennett AP
Kerri Vittimberga, of Wilton Manors, buys a generator, tarps and gas cans at Lowe's in Oakland Park, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Vittimberga, originally from Boston, says this is her "first big storm" in the two years she has lived in Florida. Anxious Florida residents raided grocery store shelves and North Carolina called for the evacuation of three barrier islands as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a about decade, threatened to rake a large swath of the East Coast in the coming days. Amy Beth Bennett AP

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