But without good information it is difficult to know what to do. Friends of mine have stockpiled 35 gallons in their basement. Will I regret not doing the same? My husband wants to fill up our 5 gallon containers. I'm a bit nervous about storing gasoline. The propane is bad enough. (But I have to admit I love the grill.)
If we really do only have a 7 to 10 day supply and minimal resupply from our pipelines then things are going to deteriorate. What can I do to prepare for this eventuality? I guess it is time to stock up my pantry. Its been on my to do list but this may be it.
The Oil Drum is covering this story and has had extensive coverage on Katrina in general.
On the Silver Lining side, public transit ridership in Atlanta is in record numbers.
I'll update our situation here as I get more information.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer writes:
As for Colonial Pipeline, it is working to install generator equipment at its facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company said the power from these generators will allow them to gradually increase the system's capacity through the weekend, hopefully to as much as 50 percent to 60 percent. Colonial Pipeline is owned by five oil companies -- Koch Capital Investments, HUTTS, Citgo, Phillips and Shell.This confirms what I heard on CNN so hopefully help is coming.