Fear of Looting During Flooding Evacuations in Parker County

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PARKER COUNTY, TX - We all want to escape this weather, right? But most of us aren't packing up and evacuating our homes, unless you live in the Horseshoe Bend area of Weatherford.

As the Brazos River continues to rise, emergency crews are going door-to-door urging homeowners to leave for their safety. But some residents are worried about what will happen to all those vacant homes.

"Nobody wants to leave because all the looters and everything coming up the river," Chuck Costantino said.

In fact, he says he's already seen suspicious activity.

"Bunch of people driving around in trucks laying down the beds, wearing motorcycle jackets."

Since the water and electricity have already been turned off, some families have decided to leave and are waiting it out at the Red Cross shelter in Weatherford.

Right now. the evacuation isn't mandatory but with the floodgates open at Possum Kingdom Lake, Parker County officials are saying the Brazos could crest at 25 feet or more and that more rain could change everything.

Looks like the folks in Horseshoe Bend will need all the luck they can get.

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