Workers from rental companies used pickup trucks to gather chairs and umbrellas as a precaution against an unusually high tide.
As of Sunday morning, 23 percent of oil and gas production in the region had been suspended, according to a government hurricane response team. Employees have been evacuated from 13 drilling rigs and 61 production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
The storm was not expected to result in higher oil and gas prices.
"It's largely a non-event for oil," said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.
Laboy reported from Miami. AP Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit contributed to this report.
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