But the commenter to this has it dead on.
“You know what sucks worse than having your house wash out to sea?
Watching it burn on TV beforehand.”
Something on the order of 24 thousand people apparently refused to evacuate from Galveston Island. Any that manage to actually ride this out and have families should immediately be prosecuted for felony child endangerment: the storm surge on this sucker is expected to be 10% worse than Katrina.