Or lack thereof.
Surely some of these people had the foresight to stock up on gasoline BEFORE the storm hit? Maybe fill the car's tank as well?
I mean, really, if you have the containers it's not like you can't use it in your car over the next week or so if the storm had fizzled, so why not fill 'em up before hand?
5 gallons of gasoline will let you run yer gennie enough to keep your home above freezing and keep your freezer cold for about 4 days if you are smart with most generators.
Surely they could have purchased enough for that a day or two ahead of the storm?