Here in Southwest Florida, we will never forget the evacuation chaos that happened during last year’s hurricane season. More than 6 million people were asked to evacuate the state a week before Irma landed. People were stuck in traffic for hours, some without gas, food, and access to medical help.
Now that the new hurricane season approaches, we wanted to know what efforts are been done by the state in order for us to have a smooth evacuation. Governor Rick Scott announced early in February some of the plans he wants to put in place to solve the issue.
Here’s what he proposes:
– Expanding use of shoulder lanes along major interstates
– Identifying critical gas stations along evacuation routes
– Improving fuel service during emergencies.
What do you think? Are these efforts enough?