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One of the issues that authorities face in trying to evacuate people during a weather emergency like this is a fear of looting, one that has been expressed by some residents in Merritt, British Columbia.
Penny Daflos reports for CTV News Vancouver that a Merritt resident called Darsell Poittris told her “More than half the town’s gone, it seems like an open door for come take what you want. Every accommodation we called was sold out so where do you go? I’d rather be in my house having these issues than in my car with my animals and my kids.”