JACKSONVILLE, FL — Floridians trying to escape Hurricane Irma’s wrath now have to deal with a major obstacle: gasoline shortages.
Gas stations all over the state are running out of fuel, because people are panic buying — while gasoline deliveries are blocked by Florida port shutdowns.
Florida governor Rick Scott pleaded with residents not to consume more gasoline than they need.
People in the sunshine state are also rushing to stock up on food and water.
And some Filipinos have prepared for the worst.
They’re making sure they have power in their cellphones — so they stay connected even when Irma wreaks havoc in their area.
These Filipinos who have decided to stay put are clinging on to their faith.
“Bilang Pastor, I have to pray – that’s part of my life, praying – and then, I have to prepare also,” said Pastor Rudy Orcino.
“Ay syempre, dumarating yung takot. Pero kung iisipin mo, maski saan ka magpunta, kung mamamatay ka, mamamatay ka! Pero ang number 1 na gagawin, tumawag ka sa Panginoon,” said Julie Erpino.
“Sa mga family ko sa Pilipinas, huwag kayong mag-alala. Just keep on praying for us,” said Sarchia and Pete Burgos.