Statesboro gas stations low on water and fuel as hurricane approaches

Hurricane Irma's projected path. Image from The Weather Channel.

George Andersen

Update 9/8/2017: 

 As of 11:10 a.m. the following Statesboro gas stations are still carrying fuel according to gas station associates: 

  • Parkers on Brampton Ave.: regular and premium but are out of diesel and non-ethanol. 
  • Parkers on Lanier Drive
  • Clyde’s Market on US-301 
  • Flash Foods on Fair Road:regular but are out of plus and premium gasoline.  
  • Enmarket on Northside Drive East 
  • Valero on US-80

With the impending threat of Hurricane Irma coming closer, some gas stations in Statesboro are running out of necessities like regular unleaded gas, diesel, propane and water.

The Parker’s gas station on US 301 has already run out of all of the above.

“It’s going to be an ongoing issue in storms like these,” Shannon Locklear, store manager, said. “We are out of propane, diesel and unleaded gas.”

Locklear later said that the store does still have premium gas, but is out of prepackaged water.

Other gas stations are also running out of necessities, especially water.

The Chevron on 17874 GA-67 said that while they do have gas, they will be out of bottled water until at least Monday.

Governor Deal has already declared a state of emergency for six counties in Georgia including Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh.

Classes have been cancelled at Georgia Southern University for Friday, Monday and Tuesday.