Edmondson said he would urge the Legislature to pass a law to prevent the price gouging. He said he would ask cities to pass similar ordinances.
The attorney general also cautioned people wanting to donate food or supplies to contact legitimate organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Feed the Children and avoid scam artists who often take advantage of disasters.
Sandy Garrett, state school superintendent, said officials are assessing the damage to state schools.
She said the state School Board will meet soon to "consider alternate ways of ending the school year in severely damaged schools and to work with affected school districts in determining how best to end the school year.