POLITICS: Miami Battens Down

Many residents plan to flee town.

Some storeowners are going to board up their windows. A battalion of National Guardsmen has canceled summer maneuvers to remain on stand-by call. Doctors, fearing the worst, have called for increased ambulance service and emergency supplies of drugs, cots, chairs, tables, tents, huts, trailers and walkie-talkies. One survival-minded citizens' group, The Miami Snowplow Co., requested $1.7 million worth of canned beef stew, a $1,632 stockpile of disposable diapers and bottles, 1,000 containers of aspirin, 500 instant ice packs and one medium-transport helicopter—but failed to survive as an organization through lack of support. The scene...

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