Webster Parish law enforcement made their suggestion to evacuate Doyline clear and with proper timing at Thursday's town meeting. However, about half of those affected decided to stay home, even with the looming danger of a possible explosion engulfing half the town. Resident Jakie Daniels says he and his family decided to stay and not out of stubbornness. Elderly and disabled members of the family couldn't handle an evacuation.
"It was going to be such a disruption for them and so uncomfortable," Daniels said. "We just trust the authorities, and trust that things are going to be okay. We decided to hunker down and stay."
As of now, the evacuation camp at Caney Lake reports all 31 evacuees there have decided to return home. The two at Lake Bistineaue remain there. Police believe most have stayed with family or at hotels.