Apparently, in Florida at least one person thinks it’s the government’s job to make sure she gases up before a hurricane comes in and makes gas deliveries a bit problematic.
“This is like the Third World,” said Claudia Shaw, who spent several hours in a gas line. “We live in a state where we suffer from these storms every year. Where is the planning?”
Where is the planning, Claudia? Who didn’t plan to put gas in the tank before the storm hit? You live in a state where you suffer from these storms every year and it didn’t occur to you that you might want to gas up? And you have the nerve to actually give your name to the media?
I’m afraid I’m with Jeb Bush on this one – making sure you have enough food and water for 72 hours isn’t that hard. For that matter, if we’re only talking 72 hours all you really must have is the water. And it hasn’t even been 72 hours yet, has it? Monday morning to Wednesday evening…roughly 60 hours since the hurricane headed off into the Atlantic by my calculations. And if you have somewhere that it’s that urgent to get, fill your gas tank before the hurricane instead of waiting until after.