As the Category 4 Hurricane Irma blasts towards Florida, people continue to evacuate by the thousands — rendering highways and gas stations a nightmare.
At a news conference on Thursday, Governor Rick Scott urged those in evacuation zones to get out well before the storm starts.
And for the past few days, evacuees have been sharing images of gas stations strapped for fuel and backups all the way to Atlanta as they heed advice and make their way north — many of them seemingly at a snail's pace.
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) projects that Irma will reach the Florida coast on Saturday.