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Updated: 09/20/2017 09:32:02AM

When we were getting ready

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PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

A sign along Jacaranda Blvd., just west of I-75, advertises plywood for sale. Plywood became a hot commodity as Hurricane Irma approached.

PHOTO BY LARRY EVANS

A man puts plywood up on the windows of the Dockside restaurant (formerly Marker 4).

PHOTO BY SAL PILEGGI

Plywood was in such demand that this Lowe's no longer had any, leaving a large cavern of steel shelves in its place.

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With Hurricane Harvey’s horrific images in our memories, residents across the area traded in their picturesque views for plywood in order to protect their homes from expected high winds.

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