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If you can't find gas in your city that's probably because your fellow Americans are hoarding gasoline in everything from garbage bags to inflatable swimming pools.

Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina declared states of emergency as residents panic buy gasoline, leading to severe gas shortages in the southeast. 1,000 gas stations in the south ran dry as a result of unnecessary hoarding.

When a state of emergency is declared during a gas shortage, the police are supposed to monitor gas stations to prevent hoarding.

People should be limited to 1 or 2 gallons of gas so the shortage doesn't worsen.

Twitter users posted photos of craven hoarders. Not only is filling trash bags with gasoline dangerous, it's also illegal.