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It was bound to happen and it was bound to happen in Florida where the weird turned pro during the Great Gas Shortage of 2021. WFLA reports that a Hummer, loaded with four 5-gallon gas containers filled with fuel burst into flames Wednesday just after filling up.
The Citrus County Fire Rescue says the driver had just topped off his containers at a Texaco and then it was quickly go-time for the fire department that extinguished the fire and helped a person at the scene who refused to be transported to get medical help.
According to WFLA, local officials have tried to tell people that Florida gets 90% of its fuel from cargo ships, but people clearly aren’t listening to the advice.
“We get so much gas from ships that sail over from the Gulf of Mexico from refineries in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,” a representative from AAA told Tampa outlet WFTS. “Those ships keep moving through. Even if the Colonial Pipeline is down, we still get ships that are sailing across the Gulf and they’re making their gasoline deliveries in Florida.”
The gas shortage insanity even reached a level to where the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had to step in and remind people it wasn’t in their best interest to fill plastic bags with gasoline.
“We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it’s dangerous,” the agency tweeted.
Hell no I’m not bothering letting someone dumb enough to fill plastic bags know it’s dangerous. That’s on them.
As for where the fuel shortage stands Thursday afternoon, Gas Buddy reports North Carolina is still dealing with 68% of stations without fuel while Virginia and South Carolina are at 52% of the state’s stations without fuel. Meanwhile, good luck to the Washington, D.C. elites who are looking for fuel. 73% of D.C. stations are empty.
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Bidens America. Stay tuned, cause he ain’t done yet.
Not by a long shot, Hustle.
Cut all gas supplies to DC for a year.
The problem with panic buying is that yeah it’s silly but when everyone is doing it, you still need the product and could get left behind. I do not mean hoarding.
Putting gas in a plastic bag now that is a special kind of stupid right there