People at a business in the Normandy area in Miami Beach, Fla., remove the plywoods used as shutters covering the front windows Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian’s latest track shows the storm has shifted east and north, increasing the possibility that the storm would not make landfall in the state of Florida. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
A person plays in the high surf form the Atlantic Ocean on the barrier island in Vero Beach, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The barrier island is under a voluntary evacuation today and a mandatory evacuation tomorrow in preparation for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian making landfall. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Jerry and Patricia Perkins shudder their home on the barrier island in Vero Beach, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in preparation for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian making landfall. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
VERO BEACH, Fla. Two days after storm shutters started going up and people waited in long lines for gas and food in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the parking lot of a Home Depot a short drive from the beach in central Florida was nearly empty as the sun peeked out behind scattered clouds.