No, only cat 1.
[quote=Julianna]If you have I am hard pressed to believe that the “profiteers” who are selling plywood at $50 a sheet…
I don’t think you finished the sentence. You’re hard-pressed to believe that the profiteers what?
[quote=Julianna]and oh, lets not forget ICE at $5.00 a bag. This is not helping the folks who have just been blasted by cat 3 storm. This is GREED. After Hugo, the storm chasers couldn’t wait to get to Charleston to “profit”. But what they found was a mayor Joe Riley and a police Chief Greenberg were not playing around. They urged citizens to call in with license plates and descriptions with people selling ice and other goods for way over their pre-Hugo value. And call we did…
The local fire dept, police depts and sheriffs were the ones passing out the ice to folks. The churches in the area got together and provided water and food to people affected by the storm at no charge. Neighborhoods grilled out on their front lawns and gave food to the telephone, electric and garbage workers. Once the GREED was turned away…the people of Charleston and the tri county area worked together.
This is all heartwarming, but it sounds like you’re making an argument that either
A) Local government and charitable organizations like churches basically could not help people when the private sector was also trying to provide goods and services,
B) Local government and charitable organizations were simply more efficient without the efforts of the private sector.
[quote=Julianna]Mom and Pop gas stations spread the word they could gas folks up for a$10.00 limit until it was gone…for some reason it never ran out.
Luckily rationing apparently worked in this case. That was not the case after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. For Katrina in particular, there were stations without gas in surrounding states for several days after the hurricane. I was driving through the area, and was lucky that my tank lasted through the gap in availability. Yes, I would have paid $5 for at least a few gallons of gas, rather than be stuck for who knows how long, possibly sleeping in my car since hotels were all booked.
Unfortunately, many fleeing Rita did not have that option - I’m guessing most stations along the evacuation routes imposed rationing like you described above. Still, with everyone wanting to get a scarce resource at a rate only slightly inflated, the pumps ran dry, cars were stranded, and the abysmal traffic was made even worse.
[quote=Julianna]It seems you can “well afford” what ever comes your way… It doesn’t matter to you I guess…you can afford the increases.
I would be cautious in making assumptions about other members based on the hypothetical examples they provide… we all know what happens when you assume.