- posted 11 years ago
Those of you in the path of Hurricane Ike... please check in as you are
You know we are all thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
I also need someone to explain to me why some people choose to stay... when
the area is under an Evacuation Order. I understand not wanting to leave
pets behind - but it seems those issues have been addressed. But some of
the people I've seen interviewed just see it as a challenge .... to stick it
out at home. Then we see emergency medical/rescue personal risking their
lives to pull these people off rooftops, etc. Those living on the barrier
islands (without even a seawall) and those in Galveston know they are at
risk for severe hurricanes when they move there. I would think many people
would (at least I think I would) have their own emergency plan... totes of
things that would go with me... and one heck of an insurance policy. For
the life of me I can't begin to understand staying put when the possibility
of a 20-30 foot wall of water slamming toward me.
I will admit, I've never been in a position where I could lose
**EVERYTHING**... and the thought would be terribly overwhelming. But I
would like to think I am sane enough to walk away from "STUFF" when everyone
in the know... says GET OUT!!
I guess I just don't get it.