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Looting Worries Follow Ice Jam Flooding in Vermont



    Cleanup Underway Following Ice Jam Flooding

    Several dozen people were evacuated when the Missisquoi River overflowed its banks in Swanton, Vermont.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 15, 2018)

    With several people in a Vermont town having to evacuate because of flooding, police in Swanton have a new concern in the area: looting.

    Swanton police tell MyNBC5 that the weekend flooding from the Missisquoi River forced the evacuation of more than 25 homes.

    While no looting has been reported, several of the people who have been displaced have called police out of concern that things may be stolen from their home while they are gone.

    Police say that they are monitoring the situation around the clock.

    Right now, it is unclear when people will be able to return to their homes in the affected areas.

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