Grid Down Acapulco: “There’s Nothing to Eat”…(“Grid Down” Exercise Here In Nov.!!)
September 19th, 2013
Though the government would like us to believe there is rarely looting or panic in the aftermath of a disaster, the fact of the matter is that within 72 hours of any serious crisis people will lose it.
Case in point: Acapulco, Mexico.
This week flood waters and landslides ravaged the resort town of Acapulco and stranded a reported 40,000 tourists, leaving them without food, water, or any means of escape. Major roadways into and out of Acapulco have been blocked by debris, cutting off recovery efforts for the city’s 680,000 residents.
With the city devoid of law and order, and emergency responders overwhelmed, looters hit the streets in a matter of hours.
You’d think that those who failed to prepare for the possibility of a disaster would be out looking to acquire extra food, fresh drinking water and supplies, but apparently, as we saw in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, electronics and other consumer goods were the order of the day:
Back in town, thousands of looters streamed out of the Costco wholesale store in the exclusive Diamante district, wading out of the flooded store with food, televisions and even fridges while soldiers and federal police looked on, AFP correspondents said.
Other looters broke glass doors to enter shops in two malls, snatching home appliances and mattresses.
“We can’t stop them. We are in a serious emergency situation,” a soldier said, declining to give his name.
Source: The Nation