The Miami Police Department just sent a warning to anybody thinking about looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma: if you decide to do it, you'll end up in jail. This public message came in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, another devastating Hurricane that hit land recently, and accompanied a picture of looters sitting in jail. Apparently, 28 people have been arrested for burglary and looting. Officers are urging that all residents report any criminal activity by calling 305-4-POLICE, according to Fox Miami.
"Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out" Miami Police said on Facebook, sharing an image of ten people sitting in a jail cell.
Irma was at one time the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, a category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185mph. It was originally thought that Irma was taking dead aim at the Miami area and rest of Florida's Atlantic coast. Soon thereafter, however, Irma made a westward turn and hit Miami with less punch than originally predicted.
Weakened but still incredibly dangerous, Hurricane Irma hit land on Monday as it hammered Florida. The Telegraph reports that the Hurricane arrived in Florida as a Category 4 Hurricane, but by nightfall it was down to a Category 2 with winds of 100 miles per hour. Irma was at one time the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, a category 5 with a peak wind speed of 185mph.
The looting quickly began as the storm began causing destruction. Here are some looters caught on tape.
According to the Washington Post, over 6.4 Floridans have been ordered to evacuate, and more than a quarter of Florida's population have been warned that they'll be on their own if they stay. Many chose to remain in their homes, while 100,000 decided to flee to shelters.
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