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Southwestern Florida was slammed by a historic Hurricane Ian Wednesday afternoon, making landfall with 150 mph winds and a record-setting storm surge. The now tropical storm is forecast to make a third landfall in the Southeast later this week.
To withstand the hurricane and the life-threatening storm surges it will likely bring, many Floridians boarded up their homes and businesses with plywood.
Despite the potentially dire nature of the situation, many Floridians have used the plywood boards as a canvas for their spirit and sense of humor amid the raging storm.
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One Christmas-themed store spray-painted the message "IAN DON'T GET ON SANTA'S NAUGHTY LIST" on their plywood boards.
Pet stores had their own spin on messages to Hurricane Ian, saying "BARK OFF IAN" and "NO TREAT FOR YOU!".
Another shop threatened to withhold treats, as well, with the message "NO ICE CREAM FOR IAN."