By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Oklahoma tornadoes: Dozens of volunteers emptied classrooms at Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary, which was heavily damaged and will be closed for the rest of the school year. Emmaus Baptist Church will serve as temporary home for displaced students.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning residents to beware of potential scams following severe storms and tornadoes in the state. Pruitt warns to be wary of repair services and contractors who solicit door-to-door; offer discounts for finding other customers; "Just happen to have" materials left over from a previous job; accept only cash; press for an immediate decision; or ask for payment for the entire job up-front. Pruitt also said the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in 25 counties. The price gouging law prohibits a more than 10 percent increase in the price of most goods and services during and 30 days after a state of em