BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It is just one line, but it is a line with great meaning. Palm Beach County issued the following statement in its 2pm advisory from Palm Beach County spokesperson John Jamason.
“The state has advised that fuel demand is outstripping fuel supply and they advise that all residents shelter within the county.”
To put it in simple terms: don’t leave. There is likely not enough fuel to get you where you are going. It is safer to stay home or in a shelter than it is to risk being trapped on I-95 or Florida’s Turnpike. The complete shelter list can be found on BocaNewsNow.com.
We advise using GasBuddy.com to determine who may have gas. Remember, some of the pricing information on GasBuddy is based on signs, not actual availability. As of 9pm, Governor Scott reports that Florida is working with FEMA to secure more gas, but remember that a significant amount of Florida fuel originates in Texas — a state, of course, dealing with its own issues.
Here is the media advisory from Palm Beach County:
Hurricane Irma Shelter Update 9-6-2017 2 p.m.
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Palm Beach County Emergency Management officials are ready for the effects of Hurricane Irma as it progresses toward our area. All residents and visitors should be aware of the potential impacts from this powerful storm.
Please visit http://www.pbcgov.com for the latest information and to review your checklists and emergency plans.
For emergency information, please contact the Emergency Information Center at 561-712-6400.
The state has advised that fuel demand is outstripping fuel supply and they advise that all residents shelter within the county.
15 general population shelters will open at 10:00 A.M. Friday.