GasBuddy fuel availability tracker expanded to cover North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian
Published 2:55 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019
GasBuddy announced Monday that effective immediately, the fuel availability tracker is active for motorists in North Carolina, expanding from Georgia, South Carolina and Florida as Dorian’s projected path progresses north. The tracker helps motorists in affected areas find fuel should stations run out.
When hurricane features are activated for an area, GasBuddy’s free app can differentiate stations that have no gasoline, no diesel or no power so that motorists can try other stations. The crowdsourced tracker can be updated by motorists and displays the status for locations that have been reported to GasBuddy. Motorists are encouraged to report the status of any station they see to help others find gasoline or avoid stations with no fuel or power.
IF YOU NEED FUEL: When a motorist is near a station that has no gas, diesel or power, the GasBuddy app will automatically display NO GAS or NO DIESEL or NO POWER icons next to the station on the list screen and the station will be highlighted in red on the map screen.
TO REPORT A STATION WITH NO GAS, NO DIESEL OR NO POWER (two ways):
1. Quick Report Button (only enabled if stations in your vicinity are reported without fuel already) – A quick reporting button, which only appears if you are very close to a station, will prompt you for information. Click on this button to report the gas, diesel and power situation at that station.
2. Edit Station Detail Page – At the bottom of the Station Detail page, you can “Suggest Station Edits” and report whether it has gas, diesel or power.
The free GasBuddy app is available for download in the iOS and Google Play stores. GasBuddy petroleum analysts will continue to monitor and provide information on the situation via the @GasBuddy Twitter account.
If you operate stations in the impacted areas and would like to update your outage statuses, contact email@example.com for more information.