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As Hurricane Michael makes landfall along the Florida Panhandle, AAA advises local travelers to plan ahead, keep an eye on weather conditions and put safety first. Though the storm is not expected to have a significant impact on weather in Connecticut, AAA urges travelers to check with their travel agent and travel providers for cancellation policies and itinerary changes.
Motorists could also notice a temporary spike in gas prices should Hurricane Michael disrupt oil production and refining in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Gas supplies are likely to tighten in the Gulf Coast portion of the Florida panhandle and surrounding areas impacted by the hurricane. The severity of the storm will determine access to fuel supply and impact on gas prices in Florida and Georgia.
Weather forecasters are warning that Hurricane Michael, the strongest on record to strike the Florida Panhandle, could generate life-threatening conditions. “On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year,” according to NOAA.
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