Need gas? There’s an app for that

 


Drivers in Louisiana and Mississippi searching for gas stations that still have fuel can download the GasBuddy app to find crowdsourced outage information. 

The fuel-price-search app has activated a disaster-area service that allows users in Louisiana and Mississippi to find gas stations with fuel, diesel and power. According to information gleaned from GasBuddy users, 52.7% of Baton Rouge gas stations are out of all fuel types, while 26% are out of diesel, the company says. The totals in New Orleans are 52.3% and 24% respectively. 

The GasBuddy app is free in smartphone app stores. You can also visit tracker.gasbuddy.com. 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is encouraging residents to update GasBuddy outage data as stores run out or reopen, to help keep the community informed. 

BRAC is maintaining resources and information related to business recovery from Hurricane Ida here.