Only in Miami: How we prepare and cope with hurricanes

There are things that only happen in Miami. During Hurricane Irma, people here didn’t let the monster storm stop them from getting really creative with their prepping.

Take the homeowner, for example, who has proven that the Cuban mop can go a long way.

This family made certain their roof would stay put. (Why didn’t I think of that?)

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This home was secured with giant straps.

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Have a boat and nowhere to put it? Well, no problem.

Forget taping your windows. What about boarding up and taping your car windows? Brilliant.

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‘Only in Hialeah do they board up their cars.’

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And this person made sure to shield their Hummer from destruction with this add-on garage.

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One family built a make-shift garage to protect their Hummer.

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But wait, San Lazaro needs shelter too.

Apart from how people strategized keeping their belongings safe, how they’re dealing with the loss of power is another story. Hint: rum is involved.

But more importantly, save the mangos!