Leon Dermer pauses to talk about moving the hundreds of pieces of pottery into his Key Largo store Wednesday as Hurricane Wilma approaches the Florida Keys. He said that when a mandatory evacuation order is issued for the area, it costs him at least $10,000 to move the goods into his store, close his business for one to three weeks as he waits for the storm to pass and then for tourists to return to the area.

J. Pat Carter / Associated Press

Leon Dermer pauses to talk about moving the hundreds of pieces of pottery into his Key Largo store Wednesday as Hurricane Wilma approaches the Florida Keys. He said that when a mandatory evacuation order is issued for the area, it costs him at least $10,000 to move the goods into his store, close his business for one to three weeks as he waits for the storm to pass and then for tourists to return to the area.

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