Marlyville / Fontainebleau / Broadmoor
post-Katrina and beyond...
9 march 2006
Homes on my street
were looted fairly extensively.
When we noticed that my home had not been looted even while the place
was uninhabitable, we started to wonder why.
Here's what we came up with:
1. I live in a raised home and my main living area was above the water.
Windows on that level are hard to access without a ladder.
2. I don't have the thin decorative windows by my front door or back
door that can be easily broken which will then allow an intruder to just
unbolt the door from the inside.
3. Also I don't have any glass doors or doors that contain glass.
4. All windows on the flooded ground floor have bars
5. We nailed the downstairs doors to the frames.
6. We placed little flashing LEDs that run on watch batteries near
several of the windows imitating some sort of security system.
7. Prayer was also used.
8. We eventually removed all objects of value except for my living room
TV which we secretly hoped would be looted as we've been eyeing those
nice plasma sets.
If anyone has other looting-prevention techniques besides razor wire and
auto-trip shotguns, email me right away. Looting season is approaching
email me with any neighborhood news, editorials, or disaster preparedness