Traffic in Austin is heavier than normal. It's more like a busy weekend close to Christmas. The emergency shelter near the land is apparently full, because the sign that used to direct people there now said to go north on I-35 to the Parmer exit.
There's a new motel near the land. It's been open about six months. On a normal night there are maybe 5 cars in the parking lot. Tonight it looked pretty full. And pretty much all the restaurants and bars were considerably busier than they usually are at 8:30 on a Friday night.
Looking at all this as I was driving home, it dawned on me that evacuations are a pretty nice shot in the arm for the Austin economy.