I, and 3 million other people from the Texas gulf coast, decided that it wasn’t worth the risk of staying with Rita bearing down. As it turns out, my house came out undamaged and all I have is the experience of 12.5 hours in the car in what should have been a 2.5 hour drive to Austin. If you have a morbid sense of curiosity and want to see what 3 million people driving down 2 interstate highways looks like, I took along my camera and posted a dozen or so images from the drive. Fortunately, I was stopped often enough where I wasn’t a safety hazard.
Evacuating from Houston – Pictures from IH-10