Half of Miami, Fort Lauderdale gas stations without fuel as Florida recovers from storm
The shortage followed heavy rain on April 11.
About half of all gas stations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale do not have fuel Thursday while Florida recovers from massive storms.
Petroleum companies are making round-the-clock fuel deliveries and problems at the pump are expected to decrease, Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale is located, tweeted Thursday morning.
Southeast Florida received nearly 26 inches of rain in six hours last Wednesday, sparking the fuel shortage, The Miami Herald reported.
Patrick De Haan, head of the gas tracker at GasBuddy, said at noon Thursday that 49.4% of Miami and Fort Lauderdale gas stations are out of fuel, as are 29.1% of West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce gas stations.
The fuel shortage is abating somewhat from earlier in the day, when more than 60% of Miami and Fort Lauderdale stations did not have gas, as well as over a third of West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce stations.