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    NBC New York

    Many people have contacted News4 with suspicions about price gouging in derecho's wake.

    In Virginia, price gouging is illegal during a state of emergency, which Gov. Bob McDonnell declared Saturday.

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray declared a state of emergency, meaning businesses cannot charge more than 10 percent more than the average price prior to the storm or face thousand-dollar fines.

    Maryland has no law against price gouging, though legislators have considered it in the past.

    Think you may be a victim of price gouging? Report it to the proper officials: