PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Hurricane Erin produced considerable panic buying in advance of the storm in various areas of Florida and Alabama but little store damage, area retailers told SN last week. Retailers in the Miami area were the first to experience stronger-than-normal sales during the last two days of July, following reports that the hurricane would touch down in that area -- reports that proved erroneous as the storm veered north and moved across the central part of the state, then ...

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