A friend of a friend is in Houston. She's boarding up her house, garaging her car, and is going to ride out the storm. Why? Because she can't get out of town. The highways are clogged with cars. This is not just traffic -- they are not moving.
And the cars are running out of gas.
How do you evacuate people when their own cars are blocking the only way to get out by any mode but aircraft?
I've not seen the news yet today. Maybe this is all on camera. But it sounds like an utter nightmare, and a horror beyond compare if these people are caught in their cars during a storm surge.
My thoughts and prayers are with them, that everyone can find safety.