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Showing how truly reliant most Americans are on outside sources, a new propane shortage in Ohio has caused a State of Emergency
By Shepard Ambellas
OHIO (INTELLIHUB) — 88 counties throughout the state are experiencing an energy emergency after last weeks arctic front burned up much need fuel sources.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a State of Emergency Monday, after propane stocks across the state started to run low.
The declaration lowered shipping rules to help propane and oil supplies to flow faster to rural and remote areas across the state.
According to reports the cold has caused residents to use more fuel and energy to heat their homes which led to the shortage of propane and oil.
This may be a wake-up call for some, showing how minor interruptions in the supply chain can cause a big problem for a society that puts all their faith into the government.
The Ohio National Guard has been placed on standby and will be available to help in any county, as requested, Kasich said. They were authorized to transport shipments of propane and heating oil, if needed.
Kasich also encouraged Ohioans to check on their neighbors, especially older adults and families with young children.
Anyone who needed help was urged to call their county emergency management agency.
The Ohio Propane Gas Association said Kasich’s declaration will help bring needed supplies to consumers.
Interestingly enough, the state of Michigan was recently under a similar state of emergency, showing just how frail our transport and supply chain in the country really is.
Shepard Ambellas is the founder and director of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture.