Governor: Refueling efforts underway in Florida

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As Floridians try to recover from Hurricane Irma, one of the resources drivers are searching for is gas.

Local gas stations faced high demand as people scrambled to fill up their gas tanks before Irma hit the Florida. Now that fuel supply is low in the state, where can you find gas? Luckily, relief is on the way.

The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to reopen Port Tampa Bay at 2 p.m. on Monday. Three fuel ships are scheduled to dock when the port opens, delivering fuel to the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Keep in mind, long lines can be expected starting today as evacuees return to their homes throughout the state and locals try to top off their tanks.

Governor Rick Scott announced on Monday that the state is trying to resupply gas stations throughout the state and offered law enforcement offers to escort fuel tankers to create a quicker path to refuel.

In the meantime, he encouraged people to download the GasBuddy app to find a gas station with gas in real time.
 

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