When a hurricane strikes, people who were injured or whose property sustained damage can be at both their most vulnerable and their most giving. Be certain that you're giving to proper charities who seek to help those in need.
As Florida Keys residents learned following the destructive Category 4 Hurricane Irma in September 2017, it can be tough to get licensed, qualified contractors to quickly get to work repairing your home or business following a tropical storm.
When the winds start blowing as a hurricane nears, you need to secure your property. The best way to do that is protecting your home or business with sturdy hurricane shutters – while not getting scammed.
Before, during and after a governor-declared state of emergency in Florida, people with bad intentions sometimes take advantage of the situation and raise the price of goods or services to what state law calls an “unconscionable” degree. This is referred to as price-gouging, and it is a crime.
Information on the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office website is for informational purposes only.
It should not be used as or be construed as legal advice. Contact an attorney if you have a legal issue.