Some stragglers evacuating after all due to Ike

September 12, 2008 9:33:35 AM PDT
Some coastal Texans trying to stick with their property as Hurricane Ike approaches -- are evacuating after all. TRACK IT: Location/forecast track | Satellite | Computer models | Forecast wind by zip code | Watches/warnings | Hurr. wind probabilities | TS wind probabilities | Tracking map | Get Ike text alerts | Gulf water temps | Tim Heller's blog | During the storm | Your report | Photos

One holdout was Bobby Taylor of Surfside Beach, who today insisted on going back to his flooded property -- while his wife was preparing to leave.

But by late morning, Taylor waded along main street wearing a red slicker and dragging a blue kayak.

His wife greeted him joyously in the street. She had just been told that police had asked her husband to write his name and Social Security number in Magic Marker on his arm -- in case he died.

Bobby Taylor says he tried to get his neighbors to come out with him and even offered to tow them in his two spare kayaks. The other couple wouldn't budge.

Elizabeth Taylor told The Associated Press -- she'll now pray for those neighbors.

Surfside Beach is a town of about 850.

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