Florida Senator wants to create task force for a fuel reserve plan

Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 at 9:51 AM EST
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TALLAHASSEE (WWSB) - One Florida lawmaker is trying to do something about the long lines and empty gas pumps during hurricane evacuations.

Senator Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, has filed a proposal that calls for creating a task force that would come up with a fuel reserve plan.

The task force would have to submit the plan by April 30th 2020.

The need for a fuel reserve became evident in 2017, when Hurricane Irma hit the state, which forced massive evacuations.

Gas stations across the state ran out of gas for weeks, because of the demand before, during and after the storm.

Farmer filed a similar bill for the 2018 session, but it did not pass.

The 2019 Legislative Session starts on March 5th.

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