Were there any survivors in pompeii?

Some survivors were helped by the fleet at Miseneum. Others like Pliny the Younger were able to walk the relatively short distance to safety (less than 10 miles). Only 2,000 died in Pompeii. A small number in Herculaneum waited until it was too late. The majority of the residents of both Herculaneum and Pompeii fled. There are records of them being in Neopolis after the quake. Many homes in both cities were vacation homes so presumably some people returned to their main residences. Other accounts report survivors returning to dig and try to salvage valuables. The Emperor sent money for relief to the survivors. It must have been a huge refugee crises with 30,000 or more people fleeing to Neapolis, Miseneum and other communities around the Bay of Naples.