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Estimates varied of how many of the island’s 58,000 residents ignored the evacuation order, but all agreed that thousands of people remained behind. City officials estimated 40% remained to weather the storm...
...Other residents refused to leave—ignoring not just official orders but in some cases the pleas of loved ones. Jim Reichenbach and his girlfriend, Lupe Garza, left Galveston Thursday, then returned Friday to beg their friends to leave with them. They refused...
As Hurricane Ike slams the Texas coastlines with winds over 100 miles per hours, most people followed mandatory evacuation warnings and ran for high land. Some of those who did not are enjoying a drink at the Poop Deck...
...Some say they are staying put so they can avoid the hassle of heavy traffic out of the area...
...The owner of the Poop Deck, Marie Alrich-Creasy, says that she is not endangering anyone by keeping the bar open for business. "The doors are open," she says. "If anyone wants to come, that's their free will."
Originally posted by muzzleflash
i think your outta touch with reality on this one, but thats just my opinion
Originally posted by badmedia
While it probably wasn't the best idea to stay, where in the hell do you get off calling this a conspiracy and acting like these people stayed behind just to kill emergency workers.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
Where do those people get off risking their childrens lives and those of the First Responders? My God! Some of these people stayed with their children because they did not want to drive in traffic