Magnus Itland (itlandm) wrote,
Magnus Itland

Facing certain death is what Texans do.

The voices in my head told me this was going to happen:
"She was watching floodwaters recede from her front porch Saturday morning, armed with a shotgun."
From my comment to the ever vigilant theweaselking yesterday:
"I guess most people would retreat in the face of certain death... but this is Texas. There will surely be a good number left guarding their homes with their guns ready."
From the article again:
"Authorities were frustrated, but vowed to get to the more than 140,000 people who stubbornly stayed behind as soon as they could."

Luckily for these people, the storm flood only reached 13.5 feet rather than the projected 20 feet. It is still a lot of water to have in your house. I know I'd rather be elsewhere. But as anyone knows who has ever read a western book, Texas is Different. I look forward to hearing from my friends there again when the power comes back.
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