Some stragglers evacuating after all due to Ike

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) - Some coastal Texans trying to stick with their property as Hurricane Ike approaches -- are evacuating after all.

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.

A neighbor couple of Bobby Taylor's also finally evacuated, after relatives called from New York to urged them to get out.

Surfside Beach is a town of about 850.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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