Long lines form to get gas in Apalachicola after Hurricane Michael

Posted: 2:06 PM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 18:06:43Z

APALACHICOLA, Fla.-- Drivers lined up Friday at a Piggly Wiggly in Apalachicola to get much-needed gasoline which is in short supply after Hurricane Michael knocked out power.

The owner and employees of the gas station were working to get generators running in order to pump fuel.

The owner doesn't have access to the credit card machine and was considering giving away some of the gas because he knows how important it is for people to use their vehicles.

Because the power is out, some people are running their engines and sitting inside their cars to get some needed air conditioning and charge their laptops or cellphones.

Besides fallen limbs and downed poles, there are reports of extensive water damage. One resident said there was mud on the floor and water poured out when desk drawers were opened.

Local reports said storm surge reached nine feet.