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Old 08-26-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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Most of the evacuations I have seen in a period of 28 years are not as portrayed in
movies with roads being jammed and dangerous as to cause deaths.
The fact is, some folks will evacuate while others insist on remaining in spite of the dangers.
And there are many schools,buildings including the military bases that provide shelter.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've heard it before. I think it came from Katrina, or some other disaster. This guy didn't make it up himself.

And here's the thing. If EVERYONE he was suggesting evacuate actually did evacuate, the roads would be jammed and the shelters would be jammed and more people would die in that effort than if you just stay put if you're in a good structure on high ground. Trailer parks or people right on the beach are one thing - but to suggest that people who have sturdy shelter all leave at once is just . . . dangerous.
Clara, while I understand and actually GIVE that you are right on certain points, the other thing that needs to be taken into consideration here is "EVERYTHING is EASY" to complain about when you are an "after the fact armchair Umpire". Fact is, UNTIL the threat is OVER, then ERROR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GO. The old adage "Better safe than Sorry" comes into play with Mother nature events like these....ask the folks that TRIED to ride out Katrina. Tell me this....IF you put your kids to bed tonite and someone told you there was a 50% chance they would NOT be alive tomorrow morning to wake up, WOULD YOU TAKE THAT RISK??????
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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Clara, while I understand and actually GIVE that you are right on certain points, the other thing that needs to be taken into consideration here is "EVERYTHING is EASY" to complain about when you are an "after the fact armchair Umpire". Fact is, UNTIL the threat is OVER, then ERROR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GO. The old adage "Better safe than Sorry" comes into play with Mother nature events like these....ask the folks that TRIED to ride out Katrina.
That is so true!
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If you have watched the radar as this storm progresses, it seems almost as 281-vs I-10 seems the case.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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If you have watched the radar as this storm progresses, it seems almost as 281-vs I-10 seems the case.
Up in Austin they're saying the same thing. It just dies west of 281. I live literally right east of 35 in central Austin and it's all sorts of windy rain.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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^^^^
Most of the evacuations I have seen in a period of 28 years are not as portrayed in
movies with roads being jammed and dangerous as to cause deaths.
The fact is, some folks will evacuate while others insist on remaining in spite of the dangers.
And there are many schools,buildings including the military bases that provide shelter.
After Katrina, there was the Hurricane headed towards Houston (maybe Rita) that caused several Million from Houston to head to SA and DFW. It would take 15 hours to get to DFW and the roads looked like a scene from TV. For several days our stores and gas supplies here in DFW were extremely short.

24 nursing home evacuees die in bus fire - Houston Chronicle

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Fifteen hours later, the bus was a charred hulk on the side of Interstate 45, with 24 bodies inside and investigators seeking the cause of a fire and explosion that tore through the bus in the Dallas suburb of Wilmer.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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After Katrina, there was the Hurricane headed towards Houston (maybe Rita) that caused several Million from Houston to head to SA and DFW. It would take 15 hours to get to DFW and the roads looked like a scene from TV.
I was on IH 10 to San Antonio, just when they changed the flow to one direction. Even with 4 lanes plus medians and frontage roads used by traffic - it wasn't pretty. It took us about 6 hrs to reach S.A..
Luckily I didn't see any accidents on the way.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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North Central San Antonio where I live has had 3 inches. Seguin a mere 30 miles has had 15 inches.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I had total, since the rain started, just little over 2".
Light drizzle started again. No wind.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just gust of wind every now and then and less than 1/2 inch since it began.
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