Joe Negron

Deadly storm may prompt Florida to create gas reserves

Still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida may soon embark on a costly list of fixes and contentious changes to state laws, including whether or not to require nursing homes to have on-site generators to deal with power outages.

Florida may also consider setting up gas reserves as a way to counter widespread shortages that spread across the state after millions of residents were told to evacuate ahead of the storm.

"I think what should be doing is asking ourselves, 'What can we do to protect the people of this state?'" said House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Republican from Land O'Lakes. "Here's all the things we learned; here's all the...