Especially when it happens after a natural disaster. Trying to bypass government road blocks and check on one's home will unleash the popo, whose actions were of course praised by their own police department. Also, notice that in the recent Cedar Rapids floods, state agents broke into people's homes to check for damage.
I was living in New Orleans when Katrina hit and when we returned some ten days after the storm (we had escaped to Dallas before the hurricane hit land), the city was swarming with soldiers. I was driving a moving truck and there was a military road block at the border between Jefferson and Orleans parish. It's not exactly a pleasant feeling to be surrounded by the military so I can relate with the desire to check one's property.