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Police patrol near flooded homes to prevent looting

January 19, 2018

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in a Vermont town hit hard by recent flooding that forced a number of residents from their homes say they are patrolling around the clock to prevent looting in the affected areas.

Swanton Police say weekend flooding from the Missisquoi River forced the evacuation of between 25 and 30 homes in Swanton and five to 10 in Highgate.

Police Chief Leonard Stell tells MyNBC5 a few of the Swanton residents expressed concern that items could be stolen from their home while they’re gone.

No looting has been reported.

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