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Devastated Towns Can Be Dangerous Come Night

Devastated Towns Can Be Dangerous Come Night



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Alex Cabrero ReportingMany parts of the Gulf Coast are still without power and it could be at least a month before the lights can come back on. Nights can be a dangerous time with all the looting going on. Alex Cabrero is in the Gulf states and shows us just how dark it gets.

At midnight in Slidell, LA, Alex Cabrero drove around the town that doesn't have any electricity. It is pitch black outside. The only lights come from our own vehicle. Power lines are down in the streets. Trees and limbs cover the road. It's not easy to get through.

Police say it's a criminal's dream, to roam around freely in a town where they can't be seen. Police have reported several incidents of looting – criminals breaking glass, taking anything they want. It's also what homeowners fear.

Just driving around, we saw several homeowners sitting on their porches. As we drove past they would shine flashlights at us, wondering who we are.

It's like this in several towns around the Gulf Coast, not just Slidell.

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