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APISON, Tenn. – The crooks walked up to Kenneth Carter's tornado-damaged property with the purposeful air of relief workers in need of an all-terrain vehicle like the one he had parked out back.
"They said, `Excuse us, we've got to get this four-wheeler out of here,'" said the 74-year-old Apison resident. "I said, `I don't think so — that four-wheeler belongs to me!"
Carter avoided becoming a victim, but authorities say the South has been plagued by a variety of swindles since the twister outbreak last week that ripped apart houses and killed 329 people in seven states. Loote
Originally posted by BrokenCircles
I can't help, but to be reminded of the thoughts I had while watching all of the videos coming out of Japan in the last couple months. Personally, I did not see or hear of any looting there. Here in the good ol' U.S. of A, it is guaranteed to occur.
Originally posted by alchemist2012
...more dangerous and destructive natural disasters.
There is no way we can even begin to rebuild the southern U.S.
And with the upcoming hurricane season t may become even more far worse than any of us can even begin to understand.
I love the shortsighted outlook we all have. More dangerous and more destructive are relative to what we have all experienced. But these are not some freak forms of nature that are new
There were reports that in the Cullman area people were walking around torn up areas with garbage bags, sifting through the rubble of other peoples places
Even the Yakuza where some of the first out getting supplies to people and even using their helicopters for rescue. I Don't think we will ever see the bloods the crips or any american mafia doing any of that for us here. America likes to say it's a country that pulls together after tragedies, and we do a little bit, but nothing compared to Japan and some other countries.