PLANTATION (CBS4) – Anyone who has gone through a hurricane remembers the endless days without power and long lines for gasoline and food.
Emergency managers have learned important lessons from past storms; make sure dozens of gas stations and grocery stores have emergency generators so they can be up and running once a storm passes and it’s safe outside.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Officer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge
This Map shows where grocery stores and service stations with emergency generators are located. However, even though a store has an emergency generator it may not open after a storm.
Alphonse Dufreny remembers Hurricane Wilma well. He went a week without power. He believes the generators at local stores and gas stations will make a big difference.READ MORE: Bodies Of 2 Girls Found In Same Lauderhill Canal Just Hours Apart
“When they have it, I think it’s a good thing for the community,” Dufreny said. “It’s very, very important.”
The bottom line is whether it’s shopping for necessities or knowing where grocery stores and gas stations with emergency generators are located is to be ready no matter what.MORE NEWS: Miami Beach Will Stop Enforcing New 2 A.M. Last Call In South Beach
“You just have to be prepared,” said Harriet Abo. “You live in Florida. You know that hurricanes are here. You just have to prepare yourself.”