South Florida suffers flooding and shortage of gas at the same time

By: Hunter Torres

A man carries his golf bag and shoes through a flooded neighborhood Friday, April 14, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. South Florida has begun draining streets and otherwise cleaning up after an unprecedented storm that dumped upward of 2 feet of rain in a matter of hours. Gov. Ron DeSantis issues a state of emergency for Broward County, which sustained the worst flooding in decades. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

The recent flooding in South Florida have been causing problems for everyone. For those somehow uninformed or fortunate enough to not be bothered by them, there have been flooding around Miami-Dade Broward County, which, in the extreme cases, have been making roads unusable for cars without heighten suspension and require paddle boats just to travel. The flooding alone is a problem, as they have lasted for a month thanks to the constant downpours happening and the terrible drainage systems not doing their job with enough efficiency, restricting movement for everyone. That “everyone” really comes to bite, as not only are ordinary people suffer limited driving capabilities due to the flooding, but so do truck drivers, which despite multiple, large tires, are design to withstand the floods, making them unable to deliver resources to their destinations. One of these precious resources, being gasoline, has led to shortages that only became a problem recently. As of now there are two gas stations, those that are completely crammed with people hoping they can refuel their cars and not be forced to go to another station costing them more fuel and money, and those that are destitute of both people and gas because of the flooding. The flooding has been a severe problem for most people, and all we can do now is wait for the heavy rains to relax and the roads to become dry once again.

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