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Ike Rescuers Using Dump Trucks

By Wyatt Earp | September 14, 2008



I don’t mean to be an a-hole, but why were rescuers even needed? The last report I heard was that Texas officials were telling people to evacuate “or face certain death.”

You mean some people didn’t leave? I am shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

Authorities in Orange County, Texas, were using dump trucks to rescue residents trapped on their roofs by flooding resulting from Hurricane Ike, a county judge said Saturday.

Up to 200 people, including an 8-week-old infant and an 80-year-old woman, have been rescued, emergency officials said.

“One family has been there since 3 this morning,” county Judge Carl Thibodeaux said. “We’ve got wind devastation, water devastation.” (H/TCNN)

Don’t get me wrong: I am glad people are being rescued. But, if the same people heeded the warnings they were given, these rescues wouldn’t be needed at all.

And the rescuers wouldn’t need to put themselves in harm’s way. I’m just sayin’.

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7 Responses to “Ike Rescuers Using Dump Trucks”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Stoopid people… Oh, I’m not going to leave, er… what is all this water doing! Oh save me, save me! Save me RIGHT NOW!!!! I pay your salary! I don’t care if you die, but SAVE ME!!!

    sigh… Gene pool needs more chlorine…

  2. RT Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I’m thinking the parents of the baby should be charged with neglect or something.

    The 80 year-old? It is possible that 1. The elderly fear of being ripped off took over sound judgment, or 2. Maybe he/she didn’t have a ride. (If I had a neighbor who was alone, I’d be dang sure to drag said person into my car and to safety.)

    Other than that, there are crazy and stupid people who think nothing of putting others in harm’s way when they fail to exercise sound judgment. Fools.

  3. Ky Person Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 5:12 am

    They might not have had anywhere to go, or no way to get out. Or they just might be dumber than dirt.

  4. Kim Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 9:20 am

    They probably thought that they were safer/better off at home than in a shelter some where when the order was given.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Old NFO – It does seem a little odd to stay when a massive hurricane is coming right at you.

    RT – I have to think that Texas was providing transportation out of town, but then again . . .

    Ky person – A little from Column A, a little from Column B.

    Kim – They thought wrong.

  6. Deanna Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    You would think that when they say leave or face certain death would be plain enough, but I even heard a news reporter ask one of the national weathermen on air the other night, “Isn’t this a little strong?” No, idiot, they are just saying that to insight panic!

    I think that there should be a new law should be written up that charges a heavy fine for people who stay behind after warnings and cause our public servants to put their lives at risk to rescue them.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Deanna – Agreed. We can call it the Idiot Tax.