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Gas Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

  • Fuel retailers run low amid post-Harvey shortage, storm demand
  • Trucks and tankers from out of state are best resuppliers
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Rep. Curbelo Says Irma May Be Worse Than Hurricane Andrew

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Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State.

South Floridians are stocking up on supplies like gasoline and water while preparing to evacuate to the northern part of the state ahead of Irma, which is forecast to bring winds as high as 150 miles (240 kilometers) an hour to the state. More than 1,800 stations in Florida metropolitan areas were without fuel late Thursday, according to GasBuddy.com, a retail price-tracking service.