Hurricane Irma: Crew protects Pulse nightclub sign from storm

ORLANDO, Fla. — A crew visited Orlando's Pulse nightclub Saturday afternoon to protect the shuttered venue's sign from Hurricane Irma's winds.

The club on June 12, 2016, was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history during which 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured.

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Workers draped a massive tarp over the iconic sign.

Jumper cables were drawn taut to fasten the tarp to the sign.

A man then ascended a ladder with a paint roller and a bucket and painted a white "P" on the black tarp, mimicking the sign's appearance.

The onePULSE Foundation, which seeks to build a memorial and a museum, had planned the first of a series of town hall forums for Thursday, but the event was postponed to Oct. 9 because of the storm.