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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Cans of Budweiser and Bud Light sit on a shelf for sale at a convenience store, July 26, 2018 in New York City. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewer behind Budweiser and Bud Light, said on Thursday that U.S. revenues fell 3.1% in the second quarter. American consumers continue to shift away from domestic lagers and toward crafts beers and wine and spirits. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

This is a tough one, but I guess I can kind of see the point. But as if dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael isn’t enough, now our friends up north aren’t allowed to buy alcohol! WHAT?

Bradenton.com reports Bay and Gulf counties have BANNED the sale of booze until the State of Emergency is over. Panama City Beach is excluded. They voted to keep selling alcoholic drinks legal until 10pm.

A rep for Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison apparently told a newspaper up there “People need to not focus on drinking.”

Can you imagine sweating day after day and not being able to at least enjoy a beer? If there was every a reason to evacuate, a week later they finally have it!

Update: This was posted to the Bay County Emergency Services Facebook page

“Effective immediately throughout Bay County, the curfew is now in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Alcohol sales are permitted during non-curfew hours.”

We are so lucky here in our area. This could have easily been all of us. Sending prayers to everyone in the effected area.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .