Originally Posted by doggin94it
2' of water - that's pretty damn lucky for Long Beach. But yeah - you have no idea how many of my friends I yelled at for staying in an evacuation zone. It's just not worth it. The downside of evacuating is it may be for nothing - that is, you might not have needed to, and you were inconvenienced when you didn't have to be. The downside of staying is you might put your life - and the life of your rescuers (not to mention kids, in some cases) in jeopardy. When that's the calculus, just get the hell out.
Sadly, many people are also worried about getting robbed if they leave their homes.
Shouldn't be something they have to worry about during a tragedy, but that's the world we live in