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Anticipating hurricane, businesses in Georgetown tourist district boarding up

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GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) -

Anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, businesses in Georgetown's tourist district are boarding up.

Many businesses on Front Street are already closed. Most have windows boarded up and sandbags outside.

Coffee shop owner Ron Rader had eight inches of water inside during the thousand year flood.

With the hurricane coming, Rader is not taking any chances this time. He's boarding up his Windows.

"I'm concerned I might get some flying debris break the Windows out," Rader said. "I just had the Windows replaced so I don't want to go thrift that again. The storm concerns me a bit, that's all."

Officials are asking people to evacuate. Police and highway patrol troopers are stationed at key roads and intersections to make sure traffic flows smoothly.

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