Exactly. While the vast majority did heed the warning, a significant number did not. The fact that there have been many deaths and there are on the order of thousands of people still stranded in New Orleans (most of whom tell the reporters that they regret not evacuating--so nice of them to admit that after putting themselves in danger and using up more of the already strained emergency resources) is disappointing. For those who did not have the funds to leave the city (gas costs, hotel costs, etc.), they were given the option to evacuate to the Superdome and other shelters nearby, but they opted not to. Voluntary evacuation orders were issued for the entire region (this is including Mississippi) on Friday, and on Sunday, they were elevated to mandatory, so they had the entire weekend to do so. As harsh as this may sound, I think that anyone who dies as a result of the storm died because of their own stubbornness and neglect, and are thus eligible for the Darwin Award. When you live in a city that is mostly at or below sea level, it's just a matter of common sense.