Down here in coastal Alabama, hurricane territory, we can usually boycott a business after the hurricane emergency is over. People here are extremely sensative to gouging when (after a hurricane) people are scrambling for basic supplies.
Gougers should be put out of business.
So you would prefer long lines at gas stations that have no gasoline at pre-storm prices? Where do you think additional supplies are supposed to come from? After Katrina, the US ws importing refined products from European strategic stockpiles. The cost of supplying fuel went up and not just in the areas devastated by the hurricane. Back in the 1970's we tried price controls. We had long lines and shortages. Markets work much better.