“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 rampant.
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.