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Bondi Lashes Out At Price Gouging As Florida Readies For Irma

Attorney General Pam Bondi
Florida Channel

Demand is high for disaster prep necessities, and it’s sending prices skyward.  

With grocery store shelves empty, Attorney General Pam Bondi says some are turning to online retailers for water.

“But what you’ve got are these third party vendors who are trying to trick people, and saying water is at somewhat of a reasonable rate yet charging 100 dollar shipping fee," Bondi explains.

"That’s sickening.  It’s disgusting, it’s unacceptable and we’re not going to have it.  If that’s happening, let us know so we can stop it for you—please.”

Florida prohibits price gouging during a state of emergency.  Bondi’s office has already processed more than 500 complaints.  In addition to water she says her office has received numerous complaints about fuel.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.