Police warn of price gouging as South Florida preps for Irma

As South Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma, police are warning of price gouging during a state of emergency.

Gov. Rick Scott declared the state of emergency for all Florida counties on Monday, making it illegal to price gouge.

Officials urge anyone who sees any case of price gouging to report the violations by calling 1-866-966-7226 or just CLICK HERE.

Price gouging was an issue in Texas as officials said they received hundreds of complaints before and after Hurricane Harvey.

One convenience store in Houston reportedly charged $20 for a gallon of gas, $8.50 for a bottle of water and $99 for a case of water, according to the Texas Attorney General's office.

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