Motorists across South Florida have clogged gas stations Monday to fill up their vehicles in advance of Ernesto’s arrival. Governor Jeb Bush says he’s pleased people are preparing in advance. But he also says the state is in NO danger of running out of fuel. He says Florida’s ports have more than 295-million gallons of gasoline—the highest ever recorded in the state:
“There’s ample fuel. It’s getting out of the ports. The ports are still open. There’s not going to be a shortage so people don’t need to overreact. They just need to make sure they have enough fuel to take care of their families.”
State officials also warn residents to be on the lookout for price gouging. They say any suspected instances of being overcharged should be reported to authorities.
Tuesday, 29 August 2006 01:00
Gasoline Supplies GoodWritten by WGCU Newsroom