I'm a BOI (born on the island) that moved away in 2001 having endured Hurricanes Carla and Alicia, and a dozen or so storm threats over the years.
Will I be moving back? No. I just retired and don't want to live under any more storm threats.
Hurricane Ike was the worst and made my decision final.
Editor's note: This letter is in response to our Question of the Week: Have you ever considered moving away from the Gulf Coast because of tropical weather?