We are less than a week from the Total Eclipse and with parts of New York State on the path of "Totality," an influx of visitors is expected.

In Western New York, officials are planning on an additional 500,000 to a million visitors while other towns and cities across the state are expecting thousands of visitors.

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This is when some businesses might want to take advantage of those visitors and charge more than normal for goods and services.

With many areas declaring a "State of Emergy," there are state laws against price gouging.

New York State law prohibits businesses from taking unfair advantage of consumers by selling goods or services that are vital to health, safety, or welfare for an unconscionably excessive price during emergencies

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The price gouging statute covers New York state vendors, retailers, and suppliers. These goods and services include food, water, gasoline, generators, batteries, flashlights, hotel lodging, and transportation options.

If you think that a business has increased the price of goods or services during the Eclipse to an abnormal price you can report it.

You can call the New York State consumer hotline toll-free at 1-800-697-1220. This line is available seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for consumers who think that have been a victim of price gouging. You can also file a complaint online HERE.

Check out the latest Eclipse information update from New York State.

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New York Towns with the Longest Eclipse Totality on April 8

Where you watch the eclipse on April 8 will matter in New York. Some cities and towns will only enjoy the fabled "ring of fire" effect for less than a minute while others will enjoy the spectacular display for nearly four minutes!

Here's 20 "Eclipse Cities" that have the longest totality duration.

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