Why Stay During A Hurricane? Because It’s Not As Simple As ‘Get Out’

Brian Bartlett from the South Florida Search and Rescue team, right, checks in on Tom Garcia after Hurricane Michael passed through Mexico Beach, Fla. Mr. Garcia said he stayed in his home through the storm and he had to hold the sliding glass doors shut as the wind tore through.

As rescues continue after Hurricane Michael, officials expressed frustration at people who didn’t evacuate. But experts say people’s decisions to stay are almost always carefully considered.

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