Hurricane Ike

United States
September 12, 2008 2:15pm CST
Why on earth are people still on the gulf coast of Texas ignoring the mandatory evacuations? I would be out of there in a second. Wouldn't you?
4 responses
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
13 Sep 08
The only place my family has to go to if we evacuate is Illinois, a 12-hour drive. I do not live in Texas, though. I have been hit by various other storms, like Ivan. My uncle lives in New Orleans, so he evacuates to our house if a tropical system is nearby. I think I can explain why people are not evacuating, but I will be using New Orleans as my example. The people in New Orleans evacuated from Gustav because they knew what Katrina could do. Gustav caused very minimal damage (at least to most of New Orleans), so now they are becoming comfortable again. More people will be staying for the next storm instead of evacuating because of this. Likely, the people in the threatened areas of Texas have not been knocked off of their feet lately. They have become comfortable again, and therefore a lot of people do not intend on evacuating.
@crabboy28 (153)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I would leave but I would take some of my things first. My uncle is out there not leaving for fear people will steal from him
• United States
12 Sep 08
I agree with you. Some people are so hard head to the point that it just makes them stupid in the head a lot of times. But deep down in my heart i think that a lot of people dont really have a choice. Fiancial wise to just get up and leave like that. Some may not have the money or the transportation to get from point a to point b.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes, I would not be trying to catch up with a storm.. While you are catching a storm, it is catching up with you..