Biden spoke with DeSantis about hurricane, warns oil companies

STORY: "Do not, let me repeat, do not...use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people," Biden said, speaking at a White House event on hunger. "This small temporary storm impact on oil production provides no excuse for price increases at the pump, none," he added.

After days of preparation, Hurricane Ian on Wednesday began lashing Florida's Gulf Coast with powerful winds and drenching rain, prompting authorities to warn residents to hunker down as the eye of the Category 4 storm lurked just offshore.

Biden described the hurricane as incredibly dangerous and urged Florida residents to obey all warnings related to it.