posted on Oct, 1 2008 @ 07:31 AM
If only it were that simple. The problem is that after katrina the media and local govt "freaked out" and ordered mandatory evacuations without much
planning. The highways out of town became clogged and even though Rita missed us quite a few people died, ran out of gas and burned their cars up
sitting for literally days in the heat.
If Rita had hit as expected people would have been trapped on the highway and the carnage would have been horrible. We've had so many close calls
combined with a previous cat 3 storm that failed to produce much of a surge and we ended up with quite a few people staying behind on the island.
I agree 100%, if I lived on the coast I'd be first out of town.
The weird thing is the actual missing list runs into the 8000's. Galveston said over 10,000 people were still on the island when the storm hit. All
the debris were piled across the bay in a marsh and quite a few bodies are no doubt buried there. It;s weird though, the state and local govt sent all
the search teams away, they won't even let Tx Equasearch into the area.