However, human nature being what it is, only 80% of the residents took heed and left while the other 20% stayed behind.
While I do believe there were those "hurricane hardened" citizens who made the decision to stay, it also seems there were many who hadn't the means to leave. Whether it meant a lack of transportation, money, place of refuge or certain disability- even ignorance- some people just couldn't leave.
Instead of blaming these people, it must be realized that many were left behind. What about those unable to leave hospitals? Or the dedicated workers who stayed with their patients? They need help more than ever; it upsets me to hear any criticism on their behalf. Not now.