Some New Jersey residents braving Hurricane Frances in Florida
With Hurricane Frances nearly on Florida's coast, airports in Fort Lauderdale and Miami have been shut down leaving some New Jersey residents to ride out the storm.
Approximately 2.8 million people were asked to evacuate their homes in Florida earlier in the week. Downed signs, power outages and uprooted trees are only the beginning of the damages that Hurricane Frances will bring to West Palm Beach. Residents are concerned that the water level will rise above the docks.
Many residents and visitors took shelter at West Palm Beach High School. One New Jersey resident says he misses the comfort of home and cannot wait until the storm blows over.
The storm's winds were recorded at 80 miles per hour and are expected to increase as it finally hits land. It is being blamed for at least two deaths in the Bahamas. Meteorologists say the worst part of the storm is still to come.