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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

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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