Transcript for 4 Governors Issue States of Emergency as Hurricane Matthew Approaches
As we mentioned the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida all under states of emergency and millions are preparing to evacuate ahead of Matthew. ABC's gio Benitez is in Miami. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. We have those state of emergency declarations but we also have those hurricane warnings and those mean that conditions could start in just 36 hours. This morning, millions from the Florida keys to the Carolina coast bracing for the worst. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley joining North Carolina, Florida and Georgia to declare a state of emergency. Ordering all 1 million coastal residents to begin evacuating. And make sure you get out of harm's way. Reporter: Traffic piling up last night after it was announced starting at 3 P.M. Today 100 miles of I-26 east will be reversed. You can leave the coastline but you won't be able to get back in. With gas going fast, drivers are forming long lines to fuel up, stocking up on propane and plywood. We jumped to four different stations and no gas. Reporter: The short supplies even triggering panic at the pump. Some people even calling 911. Police urging residents to be patient. Food and water supplies dwindling by the minute. Crazy, all the water gone. All of south Florida is stocking up. Reporter: Matthew could be the biggest mass evacuation America has seen since Floyd in 1999 when 2.6 million residents in five states were ordered from their homes. And you may remember the el faro disaster, a ship that sank a year ago during a hurricane that killed 33 people. Well, oreos this morning that the company may be sending another ship into this storm's path. No doubt this is a huge concern, guys. All right, gio, thank you and
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