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Offbeat Police arrest 5 in North Carolina as looters begin to capitalize on Florence chaos

05:05  16 september  2018
05:05  16 september  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Florence continues to impact college football game schedules

  Florence continues to impact college football game schedules Hurricane Florence continues to impact college football game schedules this week. The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence. The game had been scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised on ESPN News, instead of ESPN2. Presbyterian also has canceled its football game with Stetson on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Florence. The FCS school was to play at home in Clinton, South Carolina. Presbyterian then shifted the game to the opponents' home field in Florida.

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores while Tropical Storm Florence brought chaos to the region. Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals.

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores while Tropical Storm Florence brought chaos to the region. Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals.

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores while Tropical Storm Florence brought chaos to the region.

Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals.

“Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available,” police said.

Authorities said about 1:30 p.m. they became aware of looting taking place at the Dollar General on 5th and Dawson Streets but were initially asked by management “not to intervene at this time.”

"Zero to crazy in no time": Storm chaser describes Florence's wrath

  Aaron Rigsby compared the storm's behavior to Hurricane Harvey, which brought catastrophic flooding to Houston last August . "The thing that's so similar about this, not necessarily the intensity, is it's behaving a lot like Hurricane Harvey last year, how it's just kind of parking here, slowly moving, dumping tremendous amounts of rain and some of these areas could see 20 to even 30 inches of rain by the time it's all said and done."Gradual weakening is forecast later today and tonight but the major concern over storm surge remains.

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Authorities in Wilmington, North Carolina , say looters have targeted multiple Family Dollar… As Tropical Storm Florence continues its deadly destruction in the Carolinas, reports of looting have NEWS ALERT – Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar

a blurry image of a street© Provided by Fox News Network LLC They later said on Twitter that they were working to identify the thieves and would "will charge them to the fullest extent of the law.”

In response to looting reports, the city of Wilmington extended its curfew for the affected area. A tweet spelled out the particulars:

"In response to looting in the area, an extended curfew is now in place for the block between 13th, 14th, Greenfield and Martin Streets. This curfew went into effect at 5 pm and will remain in effect until 6 am. The citywide curfew will run from 10 pm until 6 am."

The National Hurricane Center said on Saturday afternoon that “catastrophic flooding” is expected in certain parts of the Carolinas as Florence remained stationary over the region. At least 11 deaths have been linked to Flo so far.

Google and uBreakiFix provide free Pixel repairs to hurricane victims .
If you own one of Google's Pixel phones and it fell victim to Hurricane Florence, relief might be at hand. The campaign lasts through October 19th.There's certainly a publicity grab involved here, but this could be particularly valuable if the storm is already creating a financial burden.If you're unaffected but would like to help, please consider donating to Florence relief programs.

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