Consumer alert: What you need to know, watch for after a flood event


>>IN THIS MORNING’S CONSUMER>>IN THIS MORNING’S CONSUMER
HEADLINES, WE ARE TAKING A LOOK HEADLINES, WE ARE TAKING A LOOK
AT HOW TO SAVE ITEMS IN YOUR AT HOW TO SAVE ITEMS IN YOUR
HOME THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN WET. HOME THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN WET.
>>AND MAKING SURE BUSINESSES>>AND MAKING SURE BUSINESSES
DON’T OVERCHARGE YOU. DON’T OVERCHARGE YOU.
>>SUPPLIES AND SERVICES THAT>>SUPPLIES AND SERVICES THAT
ARE NECESSARY. ARE NECESSARY.
ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON IS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON IS
REMINDING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES REMINDING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES
THAT PRICE-GOUGING IS ILLEGAL IN THAT PRICE-GOUGING IS ILLEGAL IN
THE WAKE OF DECLARED DISASTERS THE WAKE OF DECLARED DISASTERS
LIKE IMELDA. LIKE IMELDA.
GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT ISSUED A GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT ISSUED A
DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SEVERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SEVERAL
COUNTIES INCLUDING CHAMBERS, COUNTIES INCLUDING CHAMBERS,
GALVESTON, MONTGOMERY, BRAZORIA, GALVESTON, MONTGOMERY, BRAZORIA,
HARRIS, LIBERTY AND OTHERS TO HARRIS, LIBERTY AND OTHERS TO
OUR EAST. OUR EAST.
ONCE THE GOVERNOR ISSUES THAT ONCE THE GOVERNOR ISSUES THAT
DECLARATION, VENDORS CANNOT DECLARATION, VENDORS CANNOT
CHARGE HIGH PRICES FOR CHARGE HIGH PRICES FOR
NECESSITIES LIKE DRINKING WATER, NECESSITIES LIKE DRINKING WATER,
FOOD, BATTERIES, GENERATORS, FOOD, BATTERIES, GENERATORS,
FUEL, CLOTHING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES FUEL, CLOTHING, MEDICAL SUPPLIES
AND LODGING, BUT THIS TIME THE AND LODGING, BUT THIS TIME THE
A.G. INCLUDED TOWING AND REPAIR A.G. INCLUDED TOWING AND REPAIR
WORK IN THIS PRICE-GOUGING WORK IN THIS PRICE-GOUGING
WARNING. WARNING.
SO IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHAT IS A SO IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHAT IS A
HIGH PRICE IN TOWING BECAUSE IN HIGH PRICE IN TOWING BECAUSE IN
THE COUNTY IT’S UNREGULATED, BUT THE COUNTY IT’S UNREGULATED, BUT
IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE
AFFECTED COUNTIES AND YOU THINK AFFECTED COUNTIES AND YOU THINK
A BUSINESS IS PRICE-GOUGING, A BUSINESS IS PRICE-GOUGING,
CALL THE A.G.’S OFFICE. CALL THE A.G.’S OFFICE.
NUMBER IS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. NUMBER IS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE.
IF YOUR HOME FLOODED AND YOU’RE IF YOUR HOME FLOODED AND YOU’RE
NOW TRYING TO SALVAGE ITEMS THAT NOW TRYING TO SALVAGE ITEMS THAT
GOT WET, LISTEN UP. GOT WET, LISTEN UP.
YOU NEED TO RULES THE HUMIDITY YOU NEED TO RULES THE HUMIDITY
IN YOUR HOME WHERE YOU’RE IN YOUR HOME WHERE YOU’RE
WORKING WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER, WORKING WITH A DEHUMIDIFIER,
FANS, OR JUST CRANKING UP THAT FANS, OR JUST CRANKING UP THAT
A.C.. A.C..
TAKE PAINTINGS AND PRINTS OUT OF TAKE PAINTINGS AND PRINTS OUT OF
FRAMES WHILE WET AND REMOVE FRAMES WHILE WET AND REMOVE
PICTURES FROM WET WELCOMES IT PICTURES FROM WET WELCOMES IT
PHOTOS CAN BE RINSED WITH JUST PHOTOS CAN BE RINSED WITH JUST
CLEAN WATER AND THEN LAY THEM ON CLEAN WATER AND THEN LAY THEM ON
A PAPER TOWEL TO AIR DRY. A PAPER TOWEL TO AIR DRY.
IF YOU CAN’T DEAL WITH THE DAMP IF YOU CAN’T DEAL WITH THE DAMP
ITEMS BUT YOU WANT TO SAVE THEM, ITEMS BUT YOU WANT TO SAVE THEM,
PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER. PUT THEM IN THE FREEZER.
THAT STOPS ANY MOLD FROM GROWING THAT STOPS ANY MOLD FROM GROWING
ON THEM. ON THEM.
THAT’S FOR FABRICS, PAPERS, THAT’S FOR FABRICS, PAPERS,
PHOTOS AND BOOKS. PHOTOS AND BOOKS.
>>>HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES WE KNOW>>>HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES WE KNOW
ARE LITTERING ROADWAYS AND ARE LITTERING ROADWAYS AND
MEDIANS, CARS THAT STALLED OR MEDIANS, CARS THAT STALLED OR
GOT LEFT THERE WHEN DRIVERS HAD GOT LEFT THERE WHEN DRIVERS HAD
TO BAIL TO GET TO DRY GROUND. TO BAIL TO GET TO DRY GROUND.
SO THIS MORNING, WE’RE SHOWING SO THIS MORNING, WE’RE SHOWING
YOU HOW TO FIND YOUR VEHICLE IF YOU HOW TO FIND YOUR VEHICLE IF
IT IS NOT WHERE YOU LEFT IT IT IS NOT WHERE YOU LEFT IT
YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY.
COMING UP IN OUR 6:00 HOUR, COMING UP IN OUR 6:00 HOUR,
WE’RE GOING TO TELL YOU WHEUNLD WE’RE GOING TO TELL YOU WHEUNLD
TO GET YOUR CAR BACK AND THEN TO GET YOUR CAR BACK AND THEN
FINALLY GET MOVING AGAIN. FINALLY GET MOVING AGAIN.
>>THAT’S GOING TO BE HELPFUL TO>>THAT’S GOING TO BE HELPFUL TO
SO MANY PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE

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