As Ike approached landfall last week the National Weather Service warned “Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single-family one- or two-story homes will face certain death.” I was quite shocked to hear various news sources question that. Below is a picture of a portion of the Texas shoreline, Gilchrist, Texas on Bolivar Peninsula. Galveston is south of the channel up to Houston and Bolivar Peninsula is north. The eye crossed the tip of Bolivar Peninsula and the regions just north-east of there got the worst of it. I gather 400 people did not to evacuate from the Peninsula.
That photo is one of the set at the Globe’s excellent big picture feature, go look! Anybody know the address of that house? I suspect that Google street view and Microsoft Live have pictures of the old neighborhood.