Ike's big sloppy size will mean XXL s...

Ike's big sloppy size will mean XXL surge for Galveston-Houston...

There are 12 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 11, 2008, titled Ike's big sloppy size will mean XXL surge for Galveston-Houston.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Hurricane Ike 's gargantuan size - not its strength - will likely push an extra large storm surge inland in a region already prone to it, experts said Thursday.

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Concerned

Chicago, IL

#1 Sep 12, 2008
some will still stay, we can pray for them now
drdave88

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 12, 2008
If people have the warning they should go. I don't want my tax dollars going towards helping people that do not heed direction to leave. Be safe. Be smart!
reality

Glen Ellyn, IL

#3 Sep 12, 2008
drdave88 wrote:
If people have the warning they should go. I don't want my tax dollars going towards helping people that do not heed direction to leave. Be safe. Be smart!
You must be a very compassionate Dr to be worried about who your tax dollars help?
GnVA

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2008
reality wrote:
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You must be a very compassionate Dr to be worried about who your tax dollars help?
I don't think it has anything to do with compassion, these folks have been told to get out of there and their choice to stay not only potentially cost tax dollars, its also could potentially endanger the lives of other human beings, that now have to go into a dangerous situation to save someone who was given ample time and opportunity to leave in the first place.
TXnative

United States

#5 Sep 12, 2008
Obviously none of you were in the evacuation a few years ago where more people died on the road trying to evacuate than people died riding out Hurricane Rita. A 3.5 hour drive to Dallas turned into an 18+ hour drive where hundreds of vehicles ran out of gas because there wasn't enough for all of the evacuees. They'd rather die in their homes than on the hwy.
Gump

Rusk, TX

#6 Sep 12, 2008
Stupid is as stupid does
censors nitemare

Chicago, IL

#7 Sep 12, 2008
This title written by someone in the garment business?
Obviously

United States

#8 Sep 13, 2008
You right and obviously they wasn't prepared either.
TXnative wrote:
Obviously none of you were in the evacuation a few years ago where more people died on the road trying to evacuate than people died riding out Hurricane Rita. A 3.5 hour drive to Dallas turned into an 18+ hour drive where hundreds of vehicles ran out of gas because there wasn't enough for all of the evacuees. They'd rather die in their homes than on the hwy.
uh oh

Uvalde, TX

#10 May 15, 2010
GnVA wrote:
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I don't think it has anything to do with compassion, these folks have been told to get out of there and their choice to stay not only potentially cost tax dollars, its also could potentially endanger the lives of other human beings, that now have to go into a dangerous situation to save someone who was given ample time and opportunity to leave in the first place.
Its a free country azzzwhole
Why

AOL

#11 May 15, 2010
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Huh Duh What

Spring, TX

#12 Aug 11, 2013
TXnative wrote:
Obviously none of you were in the evacuation a few years ago where more people died on the road trying to evacuate than people died riding out Hurricane Rita. A 3.5 hour drive to Dallas turned into an 18+ hour drive where hundreds of vehicles ran out of gas because there wasn't enough for all of the evacuees. They'd rather die in their homes than on the hwy.
We stayed put for Rita and had friends on the road who went to Arkansas and it was worse there in Arkansas than here. We were on the "clean" side. Ike was a whole different story. It is easy to say what a person would do or not do in a hurricane situation.
Tired of Seniors

Spring, TX

#13 Sep 11, 2013
After this year, we are moving out of Hurricane Alley. Enough is enough and Ike was plenty. Even Rita was touch and go. Do I really want to have a pantry that would rival any Mormon's just in case we have a hurricane with power outages and no food in the grocery stores?

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