This post is by Bernie Carr,
As the death toll from Hurricane Dorian continues to rise in the Bahamas, the residents are suffering from widespread chaos.
Looting and Pillaging
Reports indicate that people are starting to panic as they have no food or water available. It’s bad enough that they have to deal with losing their homes, lack of water or food, they now have to contend with looting. According to this article from The Daily Mail,
“…looters are trying to shoot people in the scramble to get food and water.
Reports indicated militias have formed to combat looters.
“Extra security has been deployed with witnesses seeing residents breaking into liquor stores and supermarkets, carrying off goods in bags or filling their vehicles. Local militias have been formed to clamp down on the widespread looting.”
Lack of sanitation is now also a problem. As the hurricane left massive destruction in infrastructure, the residents have nowhere to go other than evacuate. Unfortunately, it is a slow process as thousands of people are trying to flee and there is only limited transportation.
What disasters are threats in your area?
We are witnessing that things can quickly turn into lawlessness in the aftermath of a big disaster. Even if you don’t prepare for anything else, prepare for the most likely threats in your area.
Have a backup plan for evacuating if you have to. You may also need a way to protect yourself from looters.
There is an old saying “We are only nine meals away from anarchy.” Tragically, the situation developing in the Bahamas is proving that it is true.
We pray for everyone suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Image by Carol W.
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