caption="Dondi Fields holds her dog after police and firefighters helped them evacuate."]
CNN Field Producer
We were on Surfside Beach Thursday night for a live report for AC36O°. The island was deserted and other than the waves crashing against the seawall it was completely peaceful.
The next morning we returned and the island was under water. Many of the two thousand or so residents who live there built their homes on stilts to prevent flooding. I am not sure it will do much against the eighteen plus feet of storm surge that Ike is predicted to bring.
Police helped the last few holdouts evacuate. Some came on jetskis. Others wading with pets in arms. Police say one resident, a man, refused to leave and will ride out the storm in a flooded city with no power, alone.
Filed under: Hurricane Ike
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