The Washington Times - September 13, 2008, 03:27PM

Officials estimate approximately 140,000 Texans chose not to evacuate.  Cruising around on YouTube today we found many who recorded their own accounts of the hurricane.

Here are a few we found that give interesting perspectives of what it looked and felt like to live through the storm. 

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This resident shows off the rising waters Friday night, 30 miles away from the gulf coast.

 

 

Self-proclaimed veteran storm chaser, this guy got up close and personal with the waters Friday.

 

 

This video gives a view from downtown Houston this Saturday morning.

 

 

 

This incredible footage shows a helicopter rescue mission near Galveston.