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September 18, 2008

Hurricane holdouts

I am getting so fed up with these Rambo type of people who choose to ride out these hurricanes by refusing to leave after it is ordered for all persons to evacuate.

They choose, on their own, to stay. But when the storm gets too rough for them, and their lives are in danger, they scream and complain and blame others for not getting them out soon enough.

These people not only put their own lives in danger, but they cause danger to the rescuers.

I think in the future these people should be set a hefty fine and charged for the rescue efforts.

George Jeter
Kansas City



From what I've heard so far, the Galveston hold-outs haven't started to "scream and complain and blame" at all.

In fact, the city and state are now trying to figure out what legal abilities they have to force them to leave, a week after the storms have passed. Sounds to me like these "Rambos" are dealing with things themselves, and are willing to fight to keep doing it themselves.

Someone taking care of themselves, huh, who would have believed the concept still existed?

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