posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:08 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
You know exactly what I was talking about.
We all know there are not different colored routes, but those who are smart will completely avoid the official evac routes.
I don't see how anyone can be freaked out by such a thing. That shows a complete unnatural level of fear.
Evac routes are just that, routes the people in charge wish us to take in the event of an emergency.
Of course it will lead to massive gridlocks, the first hurricane to head towards Houston after Katrina, most of Houston freaked out and headed for the
hills. They didn't take into account that a) the city was better planned and able to withstand such a storm b) Houston is a decent distance from the
coast and c) Houston isn't built in a freaking bowl. Oh yea, it wasn't even a direct hit. Hit more north if I remember correctly. The town I am
currently in had more damage and is significantly north of Houston. Lots more flooding here than in Houston.
Parts of my family headed towards Dallas, got less than halfway in 10 hours. Turned around after we called them and said nothing more than a few
flooded streets and some down limbs. I slept through "the worst" and I usually get woken up if someone sneezes.
My advice, learn your area's evac routes, and then learn the other roads running parallel and take those. Being afraid of these things is silly.
It's what FEMA and the government should have done years ago on the East Coast. Just because you are farther north does not mean you can't get a