The cleanup continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
The Department of Community Affairs secretary says crews are working round the clock to get the lights back on, and although people are still lining up to buy gasoline, the Department of Environmental Protection secretary says more stations are opening every day as their power is restored.
Thaddeus Cohen of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, says, "Power continues to come online and supplies are flowing to points of distribution in affected communities across the southern peninsula."
Colleen Castille of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection adds, “336 gas stations in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties are currently open, and that’s just four of the eight branded companies that provide fuel here in Florida."
Hundreds of trucks loaded with ice, water and food arrived in the hurricane zone Friday, but officials are asking storm victims to start patronizing stores opening their doors for retail sales.
Most Publix, Winn-Dixie, Target and Wal-Mart stores in the hurricane zone are now open for business.