The forecast for Hurricane Dorian has some people rushing to the stores stocking up, just in case. buying water and filling up multiple gas cans at Costco and BJs. Costco on Cypress Lake Drive eventually ran out of water completely.
Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for consumers in multiple Florida counties. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Ron DeSantis declares a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Florida’s Price Gouging Law only applies within the area of the declared state of emergency. Moody said to call the Attorney General office at (866) 9NO-SCAM or download the reporting app “NO SCAM.” State law prohibits excessive increases in the price of essentials like food, water, hotel rooms, ice gasoline, lumber, and equipment during a declared emergency. Violators of the price gouging are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in 24-hours.
A 10-year-old opera singer from North Port made it to the Semi-Finals of America Got Talent. Emanne Beasha and other contestants will perform again next Tuesday right on NBC2.
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Meanwhile….Weather Forecasters Predicting a Harsh Winter
The Farmers’ Almanac and The Old Farmer’s Almanac have released their forecasts for the upcoming winter. 7 major snowstorms are predicted specifically from Washington state into Michigan. It will feel like a never-ending winter. The Northern Plains, the Great Lakes area and the Northeast will see colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the season. The Midwest and East will get more “wet than white. The South will be saturated by soakers.
Items You Never Knew You Could Put in the Washing Machine
We all know that washing machines are for cleaning our clothes, but have you ever tried to clean other items According to a recent article, there are several other household items that can be cleaned in the washing machine. Items such as baseball caps, small toys, bed pillows, plastic shower curtains, yoga mats, reusable grocery bags, and even sports equipment.