I’ve lived in Florida my entire life. I’ve watched as hurricanes get bigger and deadlier over the years. Part of preparation is filling up your gas tank. When everyone in Florida fills up their gas tank at the same time, stations run out of gas.
I’m sure many of you read about the people on Florida’s east coast that were forced to abandon their cars since they were out of gas and so were the stations. I saw someone post something negative (another forum) about it serving these people right that they didn’t fill up earlier as they had enough notice. What people don’t realize is that, after filling your tank a week before the hurricane, you still have to go to work, take your kids to school, run to get supplies... etc. Every trip you take after filling the tank you stress out about wasting the gas you may need to evacuate. No one fills up their tank and sits in their house for a week waiting to see if the hurricane is coming their way.
The response I got to that was it is as simple as buying three 5 gallon buckets of gas at the beginning of hurricane season and storing them in my house. Huh?
I’ve got the actual solution... get a Tesla and take as many trips as you need to go to work and get hurricane supplies because you can charge up when you pull in your drive way. If you do have to evacuate take solace in knowing there is a Super Charger network available. And as a last resort, bring your mobile charger.
I’m fortunate that this one isn’t heading my way but it has my brother in her sights. He is gassed up and has been stuck at home for a few days because they are out of gas in his area. I’ll convince him to get a Tesla yet! Stay safe to all my fellow South-easterners.