In the US the five people arrested for robbery during a hurricane «Florence»

© AP Photo / Tom CopelandУраган Florence in the state of North Carolina. 14 Sep 2018In the US the five people arrested for robbery during a hurricane «Florence»© AP Photo / Tom Copeland

The American Wilmington police announced the arrest of five persons for robbing a Department store located in the area of the storm «Florence».

«Officers arrested five people who broke in and robbed the Dollar General store at the intersection of 50th street and Dawson. Be charged, details will be posted as they are received,» — said the police on Twitter.

The police also noted that they will be charged «to the fullest extent of the law.»

Hurricane «Florence» hit the Atlantic coast of the USA on Friday and immediately began to weaken, now its status downgraded to a storm. The danger from wind has dropped significantly — it does not exceed 75 kilometers per hour. However, there remains the threat of severe flooding, as the storm brought a huge amount of rain and nearly stopped traffic with access to land.

More than 27 thousand inhabitants of North and South Carolina are in temporary shelters. Hundreds of thousands of consumers were left without electricity. The victims of the storm were 11 people.

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