AG Paxton Warns Texans of Price Gouging in Wake of Hurricane Hanna

AG Paxton Warns Texans of Price Gouging in Wake of Hurricane Hanna

AUSTIN – Following the severe weather and flooding in South Texas during Hurricane Hanna, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Under state law, once the governor issues a declaration, vendors are prohibited from charging exorbitant prices for necessities such as drinking water, food, batteries, generators, towing, clothing, medical supplies, lodging, repair work and fuel during and after the crisis. “Natural disasters can pull communities together. […]