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Pensacola Prepares for Dennis

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- As Hurricane Dennis moves toward the Gulf Coast, people in Pensacola are remembering Ivan, the last hurricane to slam the Florida Panhandle.

That storm's ferocity and the long recovery afterward have a lot of Pensacola residents watching the forecast, trying to figure out if they'll get smacked.

There are signs that people are getting set for a "big one". Traffic on the main east-west highway, has been extremely heavy going east, away from the expected brunt of the storm.

Many gas stations are putting up triple zeros on the signs that usually list the price per gallon --- signaling there's no gas to sell.

And the water aisles in convenience stores, drug stores and supermarkets are stripped bare.

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