Published: Aug 24, 2012 10:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 24, 2012 10:34 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - Gas stations throughout Southwest Florida were crowded throughout the day.  Attendants at the mobile gas station on MLK Blvd in Fort Myers say they have been busier than normal. 

Drivers are making sure they have enough gas to them through the next several days.

"Don't think it's going to be so bad I just like to make sure I have all the basics.  I've seen all the prices very high and my question is why are they so high?" says Eva Delaine.

The price of gas  went up about two cents a gallon from yesterday.  According to AAA, a gallon of regular is $3.73 nationwide.

Here in Southwest Florida, the average is $3.70 a gallon.