When it’s all said and done Hurricane Katrina will probably be the most economically devastating natural disaster to hit the US ever. And that’s not to mention the enormous human toll that it has inflicted. But for most of us the biggest effect the storm will have locally is at the pump.

So let’s hear about what you’re seeing out there. There are reports that much of the nation could conceivably see a gallon of gas reach $4 over the next week or two. Has anyone seen this or higher? Has anyone seen gas shortages yet? How will these high prices effect how you drive your MINI?

And for those looking to squeeze out a few more MPG DB over at dbmini.us has a few suggestions that may help out a bit.

If you are able to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, please consider donating via the link below:

[ Red Cross Donations ] Amazon.com/Donate