My mom left Houston this morning at 6 a.m. and it took her over two hours to go approximately six miles. People are getting out of Houston in all directions and most of the freeways are at a standstill. I talked to friends whose parents were leaving at midnight and they are still stuck in traffic. The governor has given the order that all inbound lanes on I-10 and I-45 be closed and turned into outbound (north and west bound) lanes.
There is better news, Rita has slowly moved toward the north and weakened some. It is amazing to me that Houstonians are handling this so well. I am not sure if it’s because of Katrina or if they are just really worried about a Category 5 storm hitting the area.
Anyway, I’ll try to keep you up to date with pictures from my dad (who’s staying in Sugar Land) and his words.