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Date TimeSeptember 09, 2017
VoiceFlorida's gas shortages keep getting worse as millions of motorists flee Hurricane Irma's path of destruction.

Nearly 65% of all gas stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market were without fuel on Saturday, according to estimates from crowdsourcing platform GasBuddy.

More than half of the stations in the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce and Fort Myers-Naples areas have run dry. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, 43.5% of stations are out of gas.

The fuel outages come as Florida officials order mandatory evacuations for many counties in South Florida ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sunday. The storm, which is expected to remain at Category 3 strength, is extremely dangerous, packing 130 mile-per-hour winds and enormous amounts rainfall.

"If you've been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now. Do not wait. Evacuate, not tonight, not in an hour, you need to go right now," Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday morning.

Unfortunately, that task is being complicated by the fuel shortages. One-third of the gas stations in the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne region are empty.

Even Tallahassee, the state capital that is around 500 miles away from Miami, is experiencing outages in nearly half of its gas stations, according to GasBuddy.

"You just have such incredible demand for gas right now as people pack up and leave," said James Miller, director of communications for the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association.

Most stations in Miami-Fort Lauderdale out of gas


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