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Hurricane Preparedness for your car - fuel up before parking!

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We just drove home from the Carnival Conquest 8/24 - 8/31 sailing (great weather btw!).  Upon disembarking this morning, we saw on the gas buddy app that 74% of gas stations in MIA and FLL were already out of gas.

 

I had used the port parking garage and had about a fuel cruising range of 180 miles for our 145 mile drive home.  We passed station after station on local streets that had no gas, but finally found one just before entering Alligator Alley.

 

Next time I drive to a port during hurricane season, I plan to gas up just before entering the cruise port area so I'll already have a full tank for the return trip home.  And I'll never use an off site lot instead an upper level of the covered port garage so no worries about possible flooding on the ground level parking.

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19 minutes ago, evandbob said:

We just drove home from the Carnival Conquest 8/24 - 8/31 sailing (great weather btw!).  Upon disembarking this morning, we saw on the gas buddy app that 74% of gas stations in MIA and FLL were already out of gas.

 

I had used the port parking garage and had about a fuel cruising range of 180 miles for our 145 mile drive home.  We passed station after station on local streets that had no gas, but finally found one just before entering Alligator Alley.

 

Next time I drive to a port during hurricane season, I plan to gas up just before entering the cruise port area so I'll already have a full tank for the return trip home.  And I'll never use an off site lot instead an upper level of the covered port garage so no worries about possible flooding on the ground level parking.

We would drive to the port from our Florida home.  I all way would gas up before leaving the turnpike in Fort L.  I neve wanted to be caught short on gas.

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I'm wondering if a lot of those cars parked may end up flooded due to the king tides and water surges or whatever they call them that may rise up while people are away.

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12 hours ago, Ellusionz said:

I'm wondering if a lot of those cars parked may end up flooded due to the king tides and water surges or whatever they call them that may rise up while people are away.

If the port has a multi level parking garage, we always park level 3 or 4..  I would never park at ground level especially during hurricane season.  Look what happen to the cars in Red Hook cruise terminal in Brooklyn during Sandy.

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