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Usually busy West Palm Beach shopping street mostly empty

Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 14:37:28-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Clematis Street is missing the normal hustle and bustle as Irma approaches. On Friday morning it resembled a ghost town.

Many stores were boarded up and others were in the process of securing their premises.

Starbucks closed Wednesday night.

A few stores also put out sandbags.

One newsstand planned to stay open until Friday at 9 p.m.