2017-09-10 13:16:13 UTC
Hurricane Irma: Looting Begins in Storm’s Wake
September 9, 2017
“On Friday, looting and gunshots were reported on St. Martin,” nypost.com
reports, “and a curfew was imposed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.” You may
recall that the Governor of the Virgin Islands ordered firearms confiscation
before hurricane Irma hit. I wonder how that’s going to work out. Meanwhile,
telegraph.co.uk reports . . .
Dutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St
Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been
some looting . . .
“There are people on the streets armed with revolvers and machetes,” one
witness told the Dutch daily newspaper AD on Friday.
“The situation is very serious. No one is in charge.”
Same goes in Tortola, The NY Post reports:
Jalon Shortte said riding out Irma in his top-floor apartment on Tortola, in
the British Virgin Islands, was the scariest thing he has ever been through.
The air pressure hurt his ears, trees fell on his roof, windows blew out and
a door came off, he wrote on Facebook. The storm even took paint off the
walls, he said.
His Facebook page was filled with images he took from around Tortola of
sunken yachts, crushed vehicles and mounds of debris. He said looting was
At the same time, Texan survivors of Hurricane Harvey still face the threat
of looting. Thieves loot Houston home (above) with body of Harvey victim
still inside, the New York Post reports.
Looking ahead, with Irma headed straight for Florida, you can bet more than
a few Sunshine State residents will soon be exercising their natural, civil
and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.