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Fort Lauderdale Tourists Take Hurricane Sandy in Stride

"It's windy, but it's not unbearable," said Celeste Arms, visiting from Texas

By Christina Hernandez
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:34 AM EDT
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Tourists and locals deal with Hurricane Sandy's effects in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.

Tourists and locals deal with Hurricane Sandy's effects in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.

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The sounds and movements of Hurricane Sandy were in Broward County Thursday night. Proof of that was in the air, water, and on the ground.

The Category 2 hurricane even knocked out power to parts of Fort Lauderdale Beach, where Sandy's wrath wasn't the only thing visiting.

"We're kind of blown away," Celeste Arms joked. "But the boats are awesome," said her husband, Steve.

Thousands of tourists are in town for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The timing's not great, but visitors didn't let it get them down.

"It's windy, but it's not unbearable," said Celeste Arms, who is visiting from Texas. "It'll be okay."

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"It's fine so far," Kevin Massey from Connecticut said. "It's not as bad as I thought it could've been."

Their vacation plans may have changed a little bit, but some are calling all this wind and rain just another story to tell.

"This is something that I've never experienced before and as long as everybody is safe, I think this is a hoot," Jo Reedy, who lives in Orlando, said.

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