Florida’s gasoline supply slowed to a trickle — as did traffic on Sunshine State highways — as panicked residents scrambled Thursday from the path of Hurricane Irma, the record-breaking storm set to unleash devastation on Miami as early as Sunday morning. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said at a news conference the state’s gas situation is a “top priority.”

“I have been very clear to the retailers,” Scott said. “We have to get the fuel as fast as we can out so people can evacuate.” The governor is asking the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency and White House, to waive restrictions to get as much fuel to Florida as possible before Irma nears. READ MORE