Current Events

Current Events

How Will Hurricane Harvey & Irma Affect Kuna?

Have you been living under a rock for the past month? If so, then you might have missed the two hurricanes that hit the south recently. First, Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and caused a lot of damage, and Hurricane Irma hit most of Florida, and is still moving towards North Carolina. You may be mostly worried for the people who have to deal with the damage, and not how it will affect us. So, how will it affect Kuna?

If you’ve ever traveled to Texas or the area, then you might have seen a pump jack. For those that haven’t, a pump jack is the device that constantly moves back and forth, getting oil from the ground. There are also refineries that were damaged. There have been 10 refineries that have suffered damages. So, with Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, it caused a lot of damage; to not only homes, but also, pump jacks and refineries. But what does that mean for us here in Kuna? Well, it means that gas prices will increase because gas will be harder to collect, at least until the pump jacks and refineries are fully repaired.

We will also be affected by Hurricane Irma. Most of the ways we will be affected by Irma is just tax increases to help with relief in the area. Just remember to keep an eye out for any increases in price for gas or taxes, and before you get upset, just remember why, and think about what the people there have to go through.