On Thursday morning, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody opened the state's price-gouging hotline, a resource for people who find themselves confronting unusually high prices like $22 cases of bottled water.
Citing Florida Statute 501.160, Moody said, "During a declared state of emergency, it is unlawful, subject to certain conditions, to sell essential commodities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price 30 days before declaration."
I have activated Florida's Price Gouging Hotline.— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) August 28, 2019
Floridians in the projected path of #HurricaneDorian prepare now—and report price gouging to my office by calling (866) 9NO-SCAM or by downloading our reporting app NO SCAM. pic.twitter.com/GRrQhj9DOZ
"Floridians in the projected path of Hurricane Dorian can report price gouging to the Florida Attorney General's Office by calling (866) 9NO-SCAM or by downloading the reporting app NO SCAM."