First Responders can only do so much. If someone refuses to evacuate in any disaster, they shouldn't expect an inmediate rescue. That's why you are asked to leave in the first place, so you don't become a victim. If you think that a helicopter will come to rescue you if you're in trouble, think again! Rescuers will try, but it really isn't that simple to get a helicopter up in the air. And, it isn't as safe as many people seem to think. Helicopters crash and people die being hoisted. The best bet for everyone in the path of Hurricane Rita is to leave now!!! Take a neighbor with you and take action to save yourself! You can replace things, but not your life!