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NC officials taking steps to ensure measures in place should Dorian hit

Posted August 31, 2019 1:19 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina is not expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Dorian this weekend. However, that's not stopping our state leaders from making certain measures are in place to protect consumers and farmers.

We've seen it before in times of a natural disaster, a storm blows in and prices go up.

Friday, Attorney General Josh Stein made it clear, no price gouging, and he's asking people who shop in supermarkets, gas stations, and other places where goods and services are sold to be on the lookout.

After Michael and Florence, the AG’s office filed seven lawsuits against 22 defendants, netting a $274,000 settlement.

As we track Dorian, not knowing what impacts we could see here, Governor Roy Cooper issued an order waiving certain transportation restrictions for crop farmers, just to help protect them and their crops. By lifting the transportation restrictions North Carolina Farmers will be able to help with relief efforts in those areas impacted in the Southeast.

Click the video to learn more and to hear what some residents we spoke with had to say about it.