All of you guys who second guess a decision and play armchair quarterback amaze me.You are all perfect. Within several hours we went from no evac to mandatory. You don't have time to think let alone worry about a toy. Your first priority is your family. We have been playing dodgeball with hurricanes all summer. I think this is # 3 or 4 that potentially could have headed our way. You prepare as best you can. We all saw it coming and no one had to tell us to pull our toys. We just didn't know where it was going. 100 miles one way or the other is the difference between damage (Ike) and no damage (Gustav & Rita). I am glad I had time to get my boat out. Many didn't, we all work for a living and many are in jobs that they can't leave to go worry about their toys. Many are engineers, Nasa and oil, and in the medical field. Do you think they will abandon their jobs to go pull a boat? These boats are a small reminder of what happened. The destruction is unbelievable. Within a mile of my house is an area of Seabrook that is totally gone or flooded to the rooftops and yet our homes suffered minor damage. These people lost everything, including the residents of Bolivar Penn. and Galveston. Kind of puts things in perspective, at least to me. Sorry about you insurance rates.
Yes, there were a few that we know about that left their boats, cars, jet skis, etc. to get the insurance. These people suck.
Tommy, sorry to hear about your house.