regular wrote in the sff.net.discuss.emergency news group that he left his home in the mandatory evacuation area Wednesday night at 5:45 pm. At 8am he had made it to Houston. They were low on gas. The gas stations had no gas, and traffic was at a standstill. So he drove to his office in Houston and will hunker down there for the duration. He has his family and his pets with him. His sister, who left later wound up turning around and going back to her house.
Louisiana beats Texas in the area of evacuation and Contra-Flow. Score one for Governor Blanco.
Houston Highway Scene
Oh yeah, and the levees are being breeched in New Orleans.