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On Hurricane Bay, a Florida fisherman tries to ride out the storm

11:20 EDT 10 Sep 2017 | Yahoo News

On Hurricane Bay, a Florida fisherman tries to ride out the stormBy Robin Respaut and Brian Thevenot FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - As the winds started to roar in Hurricane Bay, P.J. Pike jumped from a high dock down to his fishing boat and began lashing ropes to the mast. The lines extended to anything solid nearby – dock posts, a palm tree, the Captain Tony’s Fishing Adventures sign – to anchor what would soon be his shelter for Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the Florida coastline. While newscasters and Florida Governor Rick Scott have chastised those who have chosen not evacuate ahead of the storm, Pike can’t see any reason to leave the Bottom Scraper, the 33-foot boat he bought for crabbing excursions and shark-fishing charters.


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