More than six million Floridians have been ordered to evacuate, with at least 54,000 scattered in 320 shelters across the state. Still, for thousands, finding a shelter not at capacity has been hard to come by.
NBC News visited a shelter in Fort Meyers, Florida. The announcer in the video says it best, “The line to get in seemed to go on for an eternity.”
In the video, it is shown how the line to get into the shelter went for as long as the eye could see.
One woman standing in line waiting to get into the shelter is crying when the reporter asks, “If you cannot get in where will you go?” The desperate grandmother replies, “I have nowhere else to go.”
The manager of Lee County shelter said, “It’s physically impossible to house everyone.” He then went to say nobody would be turned away, but based on the lines outside the shelter, it appears there could be people sleeping on the concrete. Meanwhile, the storm hits full blast in the morning.
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