As Matthew strengthened into a dangerous category four hurricane, more than a million Floridians and visitors were urged to evacuate. Many of these people turned to these businesses for safe shelter, but could not afford a room. In times like this, it is extremely important that Floridians come together to ensure our citizens and visitors are safe. I personally visited one of these locations during the State of Emergency and was disgusted by the way people seeking shelter were treated.
At the time of the alleged price gouging, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk Counties were under a State of Emergency for two storm events, Matthew and Hurricane Hermine that struck Florida in September. All three complaints seek civil penalties, disgorgement, injunctive relief, restitution and other statutory relief against the defendants for violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and Section 501.160, Florida Statutes.
With the 2016 Hurricane Season behind us and the holidays upon us, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and safe holiday season. While we spend time with our loved ones, let us remember our soldiers who are away from home this Christmas. Their relentless bravery and sacrifices are the reason we can celebrate safely with our family and friends.
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