Unfortunately, many people look at the potential misfortune others face as an opportunity to “loot” others’ possession, raiseCourtesy NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center/Handout
prices, and commit other crimes. Given the harsh hurricane season and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, those in the Houston areas and all across Florida may become the victims of looters and price gouging in addition to the other issues they face following the devastation often left behind.
Following Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, officials were not going to make it easy for those who were considering breaking into homes or businesses for the purpose of stealing. Lawmakers vowed zero tolerance for looters, and according to news reports arrested 14 individuals. Other reports claimed that following the hurricane, nearly 100 firearms were stolen from stores in the area. Continue reading