(Weather Guru)
Wed Aug 31 2005 10:44 PM
Re: gas

Hey everypne from here in crazy Atlanta....

Just to give everyone an update, Gov Sonny Perdue has imposed a State of Emergency in relation to gas prices as around 3pm an internet rumor started in Atlanta and they said that the gas stations were going to close at either 4, 5 or 6pm and stay closed to Saturday. Once that got out, everyone flocked to the gas pumps and the gas station owners started jacking up the prices, in one extreme case in Stockbridge it was $6.09 a gallon. A lot of stations around the metro were pushing 4 bucks a gallon. Gov Perdue went on the air to assuade everyone that there was no truth to the rumors that they were hearing and that any shortage would be very, very minimal. Finally around 6pm, the order was issued and the Gov said that anyone caught price-gouging were going to be fined $10,000 per occurance.

Tonight, because of the run on gas, many stations have run out of gas, but the trucks are delivering gas to them and it may be just a hiccup in the prices. But man oh man, it was the worst in humanity by just a few people.

Also WSB-TV and the other Cox radio stations here in town are running a call center and have been doing so for the past two days and they have already raised $600,000 for the American Red Cross...

Take Care

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