I think that it was one of two things that led people to find our house.
A - There are people who actually wait until neighborhoods are evacuated, then they go in and steal things. That's one reason that you have to show an ID if they are allowing people short visits to their homes during an evacuation. But, most of the time they are elsewhere, and not guarding homes. There are just too many of them.
Or, B - It was someone local who saw an opportunity and took it when everyone left their houses for so many days.
When you go out for the day, or the evening, generally the family dog is still there, discouraging people. But, during an evacuation, you take the animals along.
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