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. 




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.