By Mac Slavo
If you look at the situation in Houston right now, it appears that things can’t get any worse. Much of the city is flooded, people are stranded in or on their homes, relief efforts are spread thin, and an unknown number of people have died. But you can believe it, the Hurricane Harvey isn’t finished yet.
For example, the floodwaters haven’t even peaked yet. As the rain continues to pound the Gulf Coast, the flood isn’t expected to stop rising until later this week. Two separate dams near Houston are overflowing, and evacuation orders have been issued for people living downstream. And to top it all off, it was reported yesterday that looting is starting to become a problem.
Without a doubt, it’s a problem that’s getting worse. According to a volunteer rescue organization known as the Cajun Navy, they’ve been fired upon by looters.
News spread Monday about an apparent incident between members of the Louisiana Cajun Navy and several looters. One of the group members, in a since-deleted Facebook post, said that looters decided to pose as people needing help and attempted to overtake the group’s boats. The group said shots were …read more