According to reports, about 20 percent of gas stations in the state are without gasoline as of Monday morning, GasBuddy reported, while 10 percent are without power. In South Carolina, 9 percent of stations were without gas. Other stations have extensive lines of cars waiting to fill up, according to reports on social media.
Over the past 24 hours, one of the first significant storms of the 2018 hurricane season has battered the eastern shores of the Gulf Coast. As of late yesterday, Hurricane Gordon was located just 95 miles south of Biloxi, Mississippi, and 90 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, according to NOAA’s 10pm update. Alabama and Mississippi officials issued hurricane warnings and prepped residents to prepare for evacuations. Meanwhile, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency.
"In addition to encouraging public-private partnerships to promote economic growth, the bill also establishes key research priorities that will help advance next-generation technology development in America," said sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee."