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Hurricane Update: Irma Downgraded But Continues to Impact Fuels Market

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Update: Irma Downgraded But Continues to Impact Fuels Market

Hurricane Irma has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, though it is still battering Florida and Georgia, sending residual effects to states up the coast and in the south and mid-west. In Florida, about 65 percent of gas stations are reported to be out of gas, though prices have begun falling as the hurricane begins to wane. In the oil market, prices have fluctuated as the storm hit over the weekend. MarketWatch reports that the market has started to recover, though demand remains low and some refineries on the Gulf Coast are still closed.

Hurricane Update: DOT, EPA, States Continue to Lift Restrictions to Aid Emergency Response

September 6, 2017

Hurricane Update: DOT, EPA, States Continue to Lift Restrictions to Aid Emergency Response

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sept. 5 suspended all tolls across the State of Florida to allow people to more easily prepare for the storm or evacuate when necessary. Gov. Scott said ensuring the safety of Florida families and visitors is the top priority and suspending tolls statewide will help people quickly evacuate and make it easier for all Floridians to access important hurricane supplies to ensure they are fully prepared.

Florida Declares State of Emergency

September 5, 2017

Florida Declares State of Emergency

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sept. 4 declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the state in response to Hurricane Irma.