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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: ketsuko
But that might make it to where someone who desperately needs those batteries being sold at 30 and 40 dollars a pop, not able to get them.
There is a simple solution to rationing out, and stores do it all the time, even in non-emergency situations:
Limit the amount a customer can buy.
It's that simple. No need to price gouge.
Owing to contradictory forecasts, the people of Galveston felt no alarm until the official hurricane warning of September 7. Next morning a storm surge of 15 ft (4.6 m) washed over the long, flat island-city which was only 8 ft (2.4 m) above sea level, knocking buildings off their foundations and destroying over 3,600 homes.
The disaster ended the Golden Era of Galveston, as the hurricane alarmed potential investors, who turned to Houston instead. The whole island of Galveston was presently raised by 17 ft (5.2 m) and a 10 sq mi (26 km2) seawall erected.
originally posted by: autopat51
when is it due to hit?