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Old 09-01-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: in a rocker on the porch.
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Maybe just speculation on my part but some to loot and some to greet them....
I was saying to my husband the other night, "what part of MANDATORY" is not manadtory?? Has english really changed that much? Hubby said the same thing, most of those people are probably staying in order to loot. I liked what I read that Ray Nagin said to his people and I sure hope when all is said and done he sticks to his words. "Those" people need to be taught a lesson that crime is against the law!!! By "those" I mean the criminal element.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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How are the weather conditions in Beaumont? I have some friends there and I haven't been able to get in contact with them so I don't know if they evacuated or if they are still there.
They probably left. 95% of the area left. We're on the dry side of the storm so it's not as bad.
During a "mandatory" evacuation all people who decide to stay are on their own. The homes in my neighborhood sit a way back from the street and are in a high elevation for this town. All of the homes are graded to sit from 4 to 6 feet above the street in addition to being well above the flood plain. Like everything, it's a calculated risk.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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They probably left. 95% of the area left. We're on the dry side of the storm so it's not as bad.
During a "mandatory" evacuation all people who decide to stay are on their own. The homes in my neighborhood sit a way back from the street and are in a high elevation for this town. All of the homes are graded to sit from 4 to 6 feet above the street in addition to being well above the flood plain. Like everything, it's a calculated risk.
Thanks for the update. Ya they called me about 2 and said they were in Dallas so I was releaved.
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