Looting already starts as Florence arrives

WWAY-TV reports four people were taken into custody in attempted thefts at abandoned buildings and in vehicles.

Sadly, while down on the list of problems that come with hurricanes, looting is as common when hurricanes strike as high winds and flooding.

NOT a looter. South Carolina resident during Florence devastation – CNN Photo

When government officials do their due diligence and tell people to evacuate the area when a hurricane arrives, an unfortunate side effect is that it also sends a message to thieves that empty homes and businesses are an easy target.

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