Malcolm Venton, 77, and partner Lorraine Ellis, 64, were among seven people in their street and 20 residents in the whole of Whaley Bridge to stay put.
He said: 'It's vindicated us really, I felt that we were never in much danger and that's proven to be the case.
A police woman this morning asked me if I was was one of those refusing to move and I sad (sic) 'yes'.
'She said that I was 'foolish' and told me 'we'll be the ones who have to retrieve your bodies'.After you've completed all the paperwork and risk assessments and waited for backup, you mean?
And...yes, it is your job. Why is it somehow 'selfish' to expect you to do it, should it become necessary?
Local resident Chris George, 48, agreed and said: 'I didn't feel that I was putting myself in harm's way at all and tonight's decision I think reflects that.
'We are only just inside the 'red zone' or 'danger zone' so if anything bad happened I could have run 150 yards or so up the hill to safety.
'I've got a bag ready and packed with clothing and bare essentials should that be the case.
'I wanted to stay within the comfort of my own home, rather be here than some hotel or draughty school hall.
'I've seen the criticisms of those residents people who've stayed put and I can understand that but I really don't think I'm going to be putting myself or others in any danger.'As it turned out, you weren't. Some will say it was luck, but maybe instead, it was a rational choice having assessed all the dangers?
Dangers that you, as someone living there, might be expected to assess more carefully that a state agent intent of following standard operating procedure...
Kaz Stringer, 47, and her partner Martin George were moved out of their town centre flat on Thursday and were staying with his 70-year-old mother Gillian when they were asked to evacuate again on Saturday.
All three refused and Kaz said: 'We'd already moved once and didn't want to do so again after only two days.
'Besides, this house is on a much higher point and is much better protected from any floodwater so we didn't feel the need to.'Isn't it nice to see people not blindly obedient to the demands of a stranger in hi-vis?
*sighs* We've clearly still got a long, long way to go...