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Published:August 31st, 2005 15:17 EST
(Developing Story) Hurricane Katrina puts the Breaks on Gas Shipments in Indian River County Florida

(Developing Story) Hurricane Katrina puts the Breaks on Gas Shipments in Indian River County Florida

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Indian River County, FL - County Commissioner, Wesley Davis stated late Wednesday evening, August 31, 2005, that as a result of damage caused by hurricane Katrina there could be a shortage of gas in Indian River County as well as the State of Florida.  40% of our fuel is going to support the Panhandle and the Mississippi areas, " Davis said.

Davis also stated that Indian River County Administrator, Joe Baird said that the County has an adequate amount of fuel as a result of pre-planning based on Florida`s above average Hurricane season in 2004.

As gasoline lines are increasingly getting longer, the United States Federal Government released a statement on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 stating that there are currently no plans to place a cap on gasoline prices. 

Davis was asked if the county had any plans to prevent price gouging, that is up to the state officials, Davis said. "  I certainly hope this doesn`t happen. "

For more information Florida residents may call the State Hotline at 1-800-HELP FLA.

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