New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 6A — Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, September 24, 2005Texas started evacuations early, still couldn’t get everyone out of coastal areas
HOUSTON (AP) — It was envisioned as the anti-Katrina plan: Texas officials sketched a staggered, orderly evacuation plan for Hurricane Rita and urged people to get out days ahead of time.
But tangles still arrived even before the storm’s first bands. Panicked drivers ran out of gas, a spectacular, deadly bus fire clogged traffic, and freeways were red rivers of taillights that stretched to the horizon.
In an age of terrorist danger and with memories of the nightmare in New Orleans still fresh, the Texas exodus raises a troubling question: Can any American city empty itself safely and quickly?
Thousands of drivers remained stranded Friday to the north and west of I louston. Many were stuck in extreme heat, out of gas—as gas trucks, rumored to be on t he way, or at least buses to evacuate motorists, never came.
They were frustrated, angry and growing desperate, scattered and stranded across a broad swath of the state as the monster storm bore down.
“It’s been terrible, believe me,” said Rosa Castro, who had driven more than 17 hours by Friday. Her sister behind the wheel, seven children in tow, the car was idling on less than an eighth of a tank of gas.
Castro was hoping to get gas from a lone Shell station that had opened north of Houston. But her car was at the end of a miles-long line.
“I wondered why so many people in Katrina didn’t move in time, and now I’m in the same situation,” she said. “All I have is cash, clothes and God.”
Houston is a landlocked city, an hour’s drive from the Gulf of Mexico. Besides Houston’s 4 million people fleeing, as many as 2 million were trying to get out through Hous
ton from the coastal side.
In Galveston County along the Gulf, authorities set up three evacuation zones, beginning Wednesday and staggered at eight-hour intervals, with the most outlying areas to be the first to leave. But people in all three zones left early anyway, further
From Houston, the main roads out of town—Interstate IO to San Antonio, 1-45 to Dallas, and U.S. Highway 290 to Austin — were turned into one-way thoroughfares only Thursday, and even then the one-way flow began well outside Houston.
“There were some weaknesses,” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat, acknowledged to KTRK-TV on Friday.
“We could have fixed some of the elements... a fuel truck that works, a mechanical system that works, and opening the contraflow,” the term
emergency officials use for routing all lanes in one direction.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday decision to order one-way flow came after the storm, originally on a track south of Houston, changed course and headed toward Houston instead.
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