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Old 09-10-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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As luck would have it, my husband and I will be moving from FL to CA this weekend, and need to go right through Texas. We HAVE to be in L.A. by Friday, so I could only push off driving through the state to Monday. It looks like the hurricane will be hitting sometime on Sat., and then moving through the state all weekend.

Do you think we will be safe driving though on Monday? How fast do hurricanes move when going over land? Another fear I have is that we will be trying to get through the state when all of the coastal evacuees are trying to get home - causing a major traffic jam.

Our car is older and will be pulling a trailer, so I can't risk getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and having the car overheat (I also have animals). What does everything think? Safe to go through on Monday or not? We can't really go north of TX too much because we would just meet the storm up there. I am freaking out!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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You should be ok by Monday, just watch the weather and check it on the internet. Good luck!! Just remember, turn around don't drown.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As luck would have it, my husband and I will be moving from FL to CA this weekend, and need to go right through Texas. We HAVE to be in L.A. by Friday, so I could only push off driving through the state to Monday. It looks like the hurricane will be hitting sometime on Sat., and then moving through the state all weekend.

Do you think we will be safe driving though on Monday? How fast do hurricanes move when going over land? Another fear I have is that we will be trying to get through the state when all of the coastal evacuees are trying to get home - causing a major traffic jam.

Our car is older and will be pulling a trailer, so I can't risk getting stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and having the car overheat (I also have animals). What does everything think? Safe to go through on Monday or not? We can't really go north of TX too much because we would just meet the storm up there. I am freaking out!
If this storm makes landfall as strong as they are predicting there will no doubt be power outages along I-10, keep a close eye on your gas as it may become difficult to get in some areas. good luck
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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If I-10 becomes a problem, you can always head up I-49 in Louisana to I-20, then head west on I-20 till in meets back up with I-10 in west Texas. Its out of the way but its an option in case I-10 becomes a non-option. I believe the storm is suppose to be out of the northern part of Texas by Monday also. Hope things go well for your move.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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You can always go through Dallas, Wichita Falls, Amarillo and then head west if need be.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You can always go through Dallas, Wichita Falls, Amarillo and then head west if need be.
Yes, I don't expect much more than some heavy rain up here in North Texas. (And that's predicted on Saturday, not Monday) What part of Texas were you planning on traveling through?
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