It's the calm before the storm! Former Hancock Elementary School teacher Michele Wagstaff who now resides in Bradenton Florida is hunkering down and getting ready for Hurricane Irma.

Bradenton, Florida, is 4 miles from Anna Maria Island and  20 miles from Sarasota., 45 miles south of Tampa. She tells me that  every store in Bradenton is out of bottled water, and "D" batteries . There is no gas

Michele Wagstaff
Michele Wagstaff

She is hunkered down in a 2nd floor condo, with her parents.

Stay tuned for more updates from Michele throughout the weekend

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