DeSantis Declares State Of Emergency Over Gasoline Supply Problems

May 12, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as needed due to the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.

“The disruption of Colonial Pipeline operations poses a significant and immediate threat to the continued delivery of such fuel products to the State of Florida,” the governor said in his executive order.

The pipeline does not supply gasoline to Florida, but the outage prompted panic buying across north Florida, including the Escambia County area. The gas situation was worsened locally by the closure of the fuel terminal in Pensacola.

The order loosens size and weight restrictions on trucks hauling fuel in Florida, and it also activates the state’s price gouging hotline at 1-866-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226).


4 Responses to “DeSantis Declares State Of Emergency Over Gasoline Supply Problems”

  1. Sauce Daddy on May 12th, 2021 7:42 pm

    This guy is such a joke and anyone who thinks this idiot is doing a good job is a fool.

  2. Justice on May 12th, 2021 4:20 pm

    Gov DeSantis is an excellent governor.

  3. paul on May 12th, 2021 8:03 am

    The one’s behind the infrastructure attack will continue. The national reports of the hackers using the malicious code for money was not the end purpose for the attack. Fuel shortages is only one way to disrupt .

    The bigger picture is they were directed to attack our infrastructure weaknesses to test the nation’s capabilities to resolve and recover .from a cyberattack . They will continue to develop more aggressive viruses and malicious code to attack our infrastructure.

    This nation is at war on many fronts. Russia, China, and Iran are the big three that are aggressively trying to exploit are infrastructure weaknesses. We need to keep our capabilities close to the cuff, and make sure our responses have devastating consequences for the enemies that look to destroy the United States.

    God Bless America.

  4. bill l on May 12th, 2021 1:12 am

    So glad we have a governor who has leadership and vision. If we had that demoncratic governor, which was a very close election, we would be as bad as NY, and our economy would be bankrupt.

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