JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Drivers who filled their cars with gas before Hurricane Irma may soon find themselves looking for more fuel, even as power outages are still widespread. Fortunately, Florida law requires newer gas stations to be capable of running on generators.
The law, which applies to gas stations built or substantially renovated after July 1, 2006, was passed following the 2005 hurricane season, which saw the Sunshine State impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.
Following Hurricane Irma, Governor Rick Scott has ordered the Florida Highway Patrol to escort fuel supply trucks to gas stations, to help ensure that gas stations have adequate fuel for customers, and waived the tax on fuel entering the state.
Use the map below to find gas stations in your area which can operate even if power is out.