Sarasota- After the hurricane threat is gone, what’s left is finding a place to fuel up and grab a bite to eat, especially if you’re out of power with no generator.

Half of downtown Sarasota shops open and much needed happy hour is in full swing at some locations, others are cooking a hot meal like Panificio on Main St.

Not all Starbucks are open, so if you want a hot cup of Joe, there’s other places to go like Sift Bakehouse on McAnsh Square.

Most Publix locations are open, almost all Wal-Mart’s across the state are closed, even Win Dixie posting a sign on their door that they have no power. Most Targets across the state are also closed.

Fuel is slowing making its way to the pumps but its best to make sure your nearest location has some before heading out, go to the Gas Buddy app or online and type in your address.

The postal service is also working around the clock to deliver your mail.

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Krystel Knowles
Krystel Knowles joined SNN in February of 2016. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Mass Communications and minors in News Editorial and Telecommunication Production. Krystel is trilingual- fluent in Spanish, English and French (and picked up some Portuguese while studying abroad in Brazil). Krystel started her career in print journalism. She was a correspondent for the St. Pete Times Newspaper, staff writer for Focus Magazine, and head reporter and photographer for South Tampa community news publication. In 2011, she made the switch from print to broadcast journalism. She has since worked as a photojournalist for Fox 35 in Orlando, and also as a photojournalist/multimedia journalist for ABC action news in Tampa. Although she was born in Tampa, Krystel moved to New Port Beach, California within a few months. She then spent 8 years in Lima, Peru before moving to Miami, Florida. While living in Peru, Krystel danced at the National School of Ballet and sang in a choir. Her passion for ballet led Krystel to figure skating in 2015. Her other hobbies include: skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and traveling.