Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp responds to the fuel shortage and says federal partners aren’t providing many details.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to people attempting to hoard gas amid the chaos prompted by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.
"Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline," the agency warned in a Twitter thread. "Use only containers approved for fuel."
The CPSC says consumers should follow the gas canister manufacturer's instructions for storing and transporting gasoline.
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When filling a gas canister, individuals should never pour gasoline over or near an open flame. Doing so will lead to flame jetting, "a sudden and possibly violent flash fire," the agency wrote.
"We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences," the CPSC concluded. "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."
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Cars have lined up for hours at gas stations across the East Coast to fuel up, causing over 1,000 locations to report gasoline outages.