With the so-called Great North American Eclipse just a few days away, many people are gearing up for this very rare astronomical event.

As we first reported in 2017, only one place in Michigan will see true totality - and that's the extreme southeast corner of the state in Monroe County and the quirky jut of Michigan known as the Lost Peninsula that is only accessible via Ohio.

There is just one incorporated Michigan city within the path of totality and that's Luna Pier. Online publication BridgeMichigan visited there recently to get a feel for how the lone Michigan municipality in the path will deal with the potential pandemonium of totality.

The chief of police of the small city of 1300 people says generally there's just one patrol officer during a weekday but seven officers are scheduled.

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The compact town could very well get overrun during the event which led to residents' concerns and a bananas quote from the city's Mayor

I've been told that I need to stop this eclipse and I do not have the authority to do that. So yes, people are really concerned. But we're just trying to prepare them.

That is a wise mayor. No, he can not stop an astronomical phenomenon that's older than time.

The best advice, think twice before you would go to Luna Pier. Less than 10 miles away is Toledo which will see totally for nearly 3 minutes longer.

More advice - don't stop on the interstate. That's a really bad play and one of several pieces of advice police have for driving during an eclipse.

If you've not yet made eclipse plans, it may be too late. Many hotels in the path report sold out rooms months ago.

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