Attorney General Jack Conway is putting Kentucky businesses on notice that price gouging will not be tolerated during times of emergency.

Gov. Steve Beshear on Mondaydeclared a state of emergency in the wake of this weekend’s severe thunderstormsthat resulted in flooding and widespread damage across the central and eastern parts of Kentucky. Additionally, four deaths were also blamed on the severe weather.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones as a result of the severe weather,” said Conway. “Be assured, my office stands ready to investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks excessive profits during emergency situations. Those who have fallen victim to this storm should not be victimized again by unscrupulous price-gougers.” From