Hurricane Matthew Brings Price Gouging to Hotels, Gas Stations

Normally $52 per night, rooms are now going for $200

As Hurricane Matthew barreled up the coast of Florida, many found themselves facing gouged prices at hotels and gas stations, according to "Today's" investigative reporter. 

Some retailers are taking advantage of the crisis by raising prices on necessities as people scramble to take cover or evacuate, officials said. 

A room at one Days Inn that would normally be priced at $52 was going for $200. Some gas stations are also being accused of charging more than $8 per gallon and water cases are being sold by vendors for more than $30 each.

Price gouging is being investigated by the state's attorney general's office. 

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