“CNN meteorologists on Friday forecast more than 20 inches of rain, and the National Weather Service first put Houston under a Flash Flood Watch — meaning flooding was a possibility and residents should be prepared — on Thursday afternoon at 4:38 p.m.But instead of issuing widespread evacuation orders, local officials asked people to stay put.”
See Why didn’t Houston evacuate?You and the mayor of Houston may believe evacuation would have been a bigger danger than a category 4 hurricane forecast to stall over low land around Houston but you are not counting the risk of drowning thousands in their frame homes tonight. There are millions of residents and first-responders and volunteers can only rescue thousands before the flooding rivers and bursting dams inundate more of the city night and day for the coming week.
Further, why doesn’t a city like Houston, prone to such events, have a solid plan for evacuation? In 1996, USA knew whoppers were expected every century or so. Six of the top ten 18-month rainfall totals for Houston have occurred in the last five years. Only one occurred in the previous century. See a pattern?
Is Houston’s reluctance to evacuate because they can’t or because they don’t believe the oceans are warming, and rising while Trump fires scientists who understand what’s happening? Oh, yes, Trump has been bellowing that CNN and others are enemies of USA and not to be trusted. Think the Bible forecasts weather better than meteorologists and supercomputers? Bet your life on it? Use your common sense, ditch Trump and move to higher ground.