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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Wildwood Warming Up For President Donald Trump's Visit

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Wildwood Warming Up For President Donald Trump's Visit
Wildwood Warming Up For President Donald Trump's Visit
Cleve Bryan reports.

WELCOME BACK TO CBS-3 AT4:00 I'M ALEXANDRIA HOFF.I'M IN A TO SHALL A BROWN.IT IS COLD, QUIET DOWN THESHORE BUT WILDWOOD IS WARMINGUP FOR A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT."EYEWITNESS NEWS" REPORTARE CLEVE BRYAN'S LIVE INWILDWOOD WHERE THEPREPARATIONS ARE ALREADYUNDERWAY.THIS IS A BIG EVENT.HI THERE, CLEVE.REPORTER: THIS IS A HUGEEVENT FOR WILDWOOD AND REALLYANY TOWN BUT WHEN YOU SEEBEHIND ME IS TYPICAL SCENE ONA WEEKDAY DURING WINTER.PRETTY QUIET HERE AT THEBOARDWALK CONVENTION SENTINNER WILDWOOD BUT LESS THANTWO WEEKS FROM NEW THERE WILLBE A SEA OF PEOPLE RIGHT HERE.WE TALK TO SOME OF THE FOLKSIN THIS TOWN ABOUT PREPARINGFOR THIS INFLUX OF VISITORS,RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, MOTELSARE GETTING ROOMS READY ANDBOOKING RESERVATIONS.QUICK CHECK ON HOTELS.COM SAW 98 PERCENT OF THEAVAILABLE ROOMS IN TOWN AREBOOK AND MAINE TELLS IN THESURROUNDING TOWNS THAT ARESTAYING OPENED FOR WINTER AREALSO FILLING UP FAST.NOT ONLY DO BUSINESSES HAVEWORK TO DO TO GET READY THEYARE MEETING PRACTICALLY DALETOY GET OVER TRAFFIC, SECURITYCLEAN UP PLANS.WHILE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A LOTFOR A SHORE TOWN TO DO THATONLY HAS A FEW THOUSANDRESIDENTS OFFICIALS SAY THEYARE WELL POSITION TODD HANDTHIS WILL BIG EVENT.WE'RE ALL DOING A LOT OFPLANNING BUT, YOU KNOW,FORTUNATELY WE HAVE THERESOURCES HERE BECAUSE IN THESUMMER TIME WE HAVE VERY LARGECROWDS.SOMETIMES ON THE WILDWOODS ATSOMETIMES WE HAVE OVER 200,000PEOPLE.SO THIS ISN'T UNUSUAL TO HAVEA LARGE CROWDS.WE EXPECT BETWEEN PROBABLY 15AND 20,000 PEOPLE HERE.SO, BETWEEN THE RESOURCES THATWE HAVE, WE CAN SUPPORT THEPRESIDENT AND SECRET SERVICE.REPORTER: SOME OF THEESTIMATES SAY MORE LIKE 30 OR40,000 PEOPLE, THE CONVENTIONCENTER ONLY HOLDS 7,000 PEOPLESO THEY NEED TO COME UP WITH APLAN, THEY HAVE NOT FINALIZEDWHAT TO DO WITH THE OVERFLOW.COMING UP LATER ON "EYEWITNESSNEWS" WE WILL LET YOU HEARFROM THE LOCAL BUSINESS PEOPLEAND CITY OFFICIALS, ABOUT ALLOF THE WORK THAT HAS TO BEDONE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS.

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