The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia has left the great state of Florida vulnerable to the savagery of looters. Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a stern warning to these criminals: there will be consequences if they choose to take advantage of the chaos and destruction caused by this natural disaster.
DESANTIS WARNS LOOTERS AFTER #IDALIA: "We are not gonna tolerate any looting in the aftermath."
"You never know what you're walking into […] This part of Florida – you got a lot of advocates and proponents of the 2nd Amendment […] 'You loot, we shoot.'" pic.twitter.com/beEzGum7Ba
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 30, 2023
“We will not tolerate any looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia. Signs in yards that say “You loot, we shoot” should not be taken lightly as Floridians have a right to defend their property. Criminals, beware – the Second Amendment is alive and well in this part of Florida, and we will not hesitate to exercise our right to bear arms in protection of our homes and businesses.”
In the wake of this devastating storm, Florida officials are urging residents to take every precaution to keep themselves and their families safe. It is vital that citizens do not venture outside until the storm has passed – looters are known to take advantage of the chaos of a natural disaster, and they will not hesitate to cause harm to those who get in their way.
Furthermore, it is critical that Floridians stay away from downed power lines. These lines can cause serious injury and even death, particularly in the midst of a storm. As our state works to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Idalia, it is important that citizens do not put themselves or others at risk by attempting to navigate around downed lines.
In addition, walking or driving through flooded waters is not just ill-advised – it is deadly. Floodwaters can carry dangerous debris and can quickly sweep away even the strongest swimmers. Anyone who attempts to traverse floodwaters is putting themselves and those around them in grave danger.
Floridians should take precautions to keep themselves & their families safe as Hurricane #Idalia makes its way through FL:
— FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) August 30, 2023
The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia is a time of great vulnerability for the state of Florida and for our great nation as a whole. We must remain vigilant and ever-aware of the danger that looters and other criminals pose in these trying times. The Second Amendment is our right and our duty, and we will not hesitate to use it in defense of our homes and businesses. Stay safe, Florida.