hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina has ripped the southeast coast of the U.S. to shreds. Some say that it is the worst hurricane to ever be recorded in that area, with winds reaching up to 150 mph.
Last night as I watched the news I heard them say that gas prices are expected to jump to $3.00 a gallon by the end of the week. The problem is that now that the mass public is going to go to the gas station right now to fill up their cars, the prices of gas a guaranteed to rise. Even if the prices might have remained constant, now that the demand is going to hit the roof, the prices will rise regardless of the hurricane. Thus, we have created a self-fulfilling prophecy.