Florida highways packed as residents evacuate from Irma

ABC News' Gio Benitez reports from Key West where residents must evacuate through one road and highways farther up the state are flooded with heavy traffic.
1:50 | 09/08/17

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Transcript for Florida highways packed as residents evacuate from Irma
Thank you. As you can imagine highways are jammed packed. At least nine counties are issuing full or partial mandatory evacuations. Gio Benitez is leaving the Florida keys now and has more on the race to get out. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. We are evacuating live here on "Gma" because we are joined more than at thes of thousands of people who are evacuating right now or who have already. Take a look at this front facing camera. I want to show you. These car, these people have abandoned their cars because they don't want to get their cars flooded so just want to protect it and have I will elevated. This map because we are looking at these major highways, only two of them take you from south to north. We're talking about I-95 and the Florida turnpike. When you're talking about more than a million people on the road, potentially asked to evacuate, that's a lot of people and a lot of traffic. I-75 will take you west so that's one other road that will take you up through the west side so we're only talking about three major roads for more than a million people. You could expect a lot of traffic, robin. Gio, I hope you have a fall tank. We've been talking about the shortage of gas. How about when people get stuck in traffic. It's taking longer and burring their tank of gas waiting. Reporter: That's a real concern, robin. Because about 40% of gas stations are already out of gas in south Florida. Look at this graphic here because it takes about half a gallon to a gallon of gasper hour to sort of -- in idling to run out and when you're talking about a tank that has 15 ones you're talking about 20 hours of idling time. It may sound like a not. It's not if you are stuck in traffic. To get out of the state of Florida it's about eight to ten hours. You take care, gio. Thanks so much.

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