well, we in Louisiana deal with this alot. We have never evacuated. It is harder than you can imagine to leave your home, your history, all you have. Somehow you want to be there to protect it as best you can. And given the large population affected, few die. Even Katrina, there were relatively few deaths considering the sheer number of people affected. The aftermath is horrible but I feel better about being in my place ready to protect it than veing in a shelter not knowing.
I guess you have to be there.
We prepare so that we're prepared.
There's no one on earth who'll give more of a damn about me/mine than me/mine.
We're from the goobermint and we're here to help . . should send shivers down the spine of any sentient American in 2012.
And in the end, no one gets out alive anyway