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Updated: 09/12/2017 08:30:00AM

Sheltered from the storm

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After seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma, a family leaves the Highlands News-Sun Center, which served as a hurricane shelter.

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A member of the Army National Guard assists with moving the belongings of an evacuee who was departing Monday morning from the Highlands News-Sun Center, which served as a hurricane shelter.


By MARC VALERO

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SEBRING — A big oak tree looming above their house prompted Sebring residents Jean and Louis Reed to evacuate to shelter at the Highlands News-Sun Center on Magnolia Avenue.

“We have a big tree at the corner of the house that could come through the roof,” Jean Reed said. “That can be replaced, our lives can’t.”

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