After wilma I drove to Sebring (150 miles). My truck gets 17 on the hwy so that was 8 gallons going up. bought food (2 coolers worth), gas(for the truck) and 70 gallons of gas for my generator. Then on the way back stopped at a national guard setup and got MRE's, ice and blue tarps (huge ones). So the net result is that I used 8 gallons of gas (the return trip) to acquire 70 gallons of fuel and supplies. Any my truck (26 gal) still had 18 gallons of fuel too. Ok, probably less, I was loaded down.
Meanwhile back in broward, people waited all day in lines to get 10 gallons of gas (it was rationed). They did not plan or prepare and I had no desire to help them.
If a natural disaster wipes out entire towns, especially multiple towns in one state, I will do something (even if all I can do is make a small donation) to help the recovery effort. I may be upset with the people who ignored the mandatory evacuation warnings, but I still believe that we are a stronger country when we come together to help each other in times of need.
As for driving 90 miles to get gas, the roads are not all safe and you would waste 90 miles worth of gas driving home. The point is to have as many gallons of gas in your car as possible because they did warn us about this nor'easter. They have been letting us fill our tanks and the lines are gone now. The roads are still bad, though. A lot of trees and wires came down last night.