It May Take Martial Law To Empty The Bolivar Peninsula

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Any of you holdouts on Bolivar, the law is coming. For you.

Just off the AP wire:

GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities say the holdouts on Texas' ravaged Bolivar Peninsula will be required to leave in the next few days, and they are prepared to impose martial law if needed to empty the barrier island scraped clean by Hurricane Ike.

Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough said Tuesday there are "hardy bunch" of roughly 250 people still trying to live there, including some "old timers who aren't going to want to leave."

Officials say without food, gas, water and other necessities, the island is unlivable and everyone needs to leave so recovery can begin.

Residents will ultimately be able to return, but officials say they need to be ready for a marathon, not a race.

A hardy bunch of old-timers who aren't going to want to leave?

Dagnabbit and consarnit, we will not go through this hurricane recovery without the proper stereotypes! So thank you, Bolivar Peninsulans!

-- Richard Connelly

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