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I'm curious. I haven't seen/heard a single article in the press about people that actually evacuated prior to hurricane Harvey making landfall. Surely some people made the decision to do so. Surely some people saw the potential danger and took action to save themselves and their children. It's not like every person in the US is just waiting around for some government official to tell them to take action. Why no stories about the people that took it upon themselves to evacuate a potential catastrophe?

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, is it because the media and the government don't want to publish stories about people that think for themselves? People that take care of themselves prior to a catastrophe happening to them?
I'm curious.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:10 PM
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I was thinking about that. Remember Katrina and the submerged school buses?
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I'm curious. I haven't seen/heard a single article in the press about people that actually evacuated prior to hurricane Harvey making landfall. Surely some people made the decision to do so. Surely some people saw the potential danger and took action to save themselves and their children. It's not like every person in the US is just waiting around for some government official to tell them to take action. Why no stories about the people that took it upon themselves to evacuate a potential catastrophe?

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, is it because the media and the government don't want to publish stories about people that think for themselves? People that take care of themselves prior to a catastrophe happening to them?
I'm curious.
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I'm curious. I haven't seen/heard a single article in the press about people that actually evacuated prior to hurricane Harvey making landfall. Surely some people made the decision to do so. Surely some people saw the potential danger and took action to save themselves and their children. It's not like every person in the US is just waiting around for some government official to tell them to take action. Why no stories about the people that took it upon themselves to evacuate a potential catastrophe?

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, is it because the media and the government don't want to publish stories about people that think for themselves? People that take care of themselves prior to a catastrophe happening to them?
I'm curious.
The state and local government (originally) did not have a mandatory evacuation alert...

HOWEVER, the governor heavily advised that people voluntarily evacuate...


Now here's the kicker...

The Houston MAYOR...whether it be for complete stupidity or thinking he can gain points opposing a Republican governor, or thinking he can say "Trump's fault!" if anything goes awry, told the people of Houston to STAY PUT!...

Texas Governor Abbott Advice on Evacuating Houston Area Ignored by Dem. Officials

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One may hypothesize that if Houston’s mayor would have been a white conservative Republican, by now his name would have been associated with the holocaust or even worse. The thing is, the huge humanitarian catastrophe in Houston could have been less tragic if Houston’s Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner who incidentally is a black guy (i.e. a privileged minority) would have listened to Texas Governor Greg Abbott advice, who issued a state of disaster for thirty Texas counties including Harris since LAST WEDNESDAY.

Despite the warnings from the Governor, Mayor Sylvester Turner refused to issue evacuation orders, at least for Houston’s most endangered citizens if not for 2.3 million people (which would have been a logistical nightmare, but that’s why we have government in the first place), i.e. those living in flood prone areas, the elderly and the disabled. So, despite Governor’s recommendations which were made days in advance, the Democratic officials chose to ignore him and issued a stand down instead of an evacuation order. What’s even worse is the fact that Mayor Sylvester Turner not only failed to warn Houston citizens about the impending disaster (more that 52 inches of rain in some areas by now), but he also encouraged them to stay and “face the music”, that until Sunday when he had a change of heart and asked Houstonians to leave. But Sunday was already too late as everything was blocked by the flooding.

Governor Abbott specifically advised Houstonians to leave the area on Friday last week:

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“Even if an evacuation order hasn’t been issued by your local official, if you’re in an area between Corpus Christi and Houston, you need to strongly consider evacuating.”

“If I were living in the Houston region, as I once did, I would decide to head to areas north of there,”
After a possible evacuation order was mocked by various pundits in the media and the political circus (both right and left) as being preposterous and outrageous and a nonsensical thing to do, on Monday Houston officials ordered a mandatory and voluntary evac-order from certain areas, i.e. what they should’ve done in the first place. Some people on social media already started asking legitimate questions regarding the mayor’s blatant incompetence, sheer stupidity or even malevolence
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The state and local government (originally) did not have a mandatory evacuation alert...

HOWEVER, the governor heavily advised that people voluntarily evacuate...


Now here's the kicker...

The Houston MAYOR...whether it be for complete stupidity or thinking he can gain points opposing a Republican governor, or thinking he can say "Trump's fault!" if anything goes awry, told the people of Houston to STAY PUT!...

Texas Governor Abbott Advice on Evacuating Houston Area Ignored by Dem. Officials
sometime north is not good
and the traffic would be a monkey wrench
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The state and local government (originally) did not have a mandatory evacuation alert...

HOWEVER, the governor heavily advised that people voluntarily evacuate...


Now here's the kicker...

The Houston MAYOR...whether it be for complete stupidity or thinking he can gain points opposing a Republican governor, or thinking he can say "Trump's fault!" if anything goes awry, told the people of Houston to STAY PUT!...

Texas Governor Abbott Advice on Evacuating Houston Area Ignored by Dem. Officials
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You kinda missed my intended point.

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I haven't seen/heard a single article in the press about people that actually evacuated prior to hurricane Harvey making landfall. Surely some people made the decision to do so.
Not everybody stayed put. Some left. No media/stories about them. None.
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I'm curious. I haven't seen/heard a single article in the press about people that actually evacuated prior to hurricane Harvey making landfall. Surely some people made the decision to do so. Surely some people saw the potential danger and took action to save themselves and their children. It's not like every person in the US is just waiting around for some government official to tell them to take action. Why no stories about the people that took it upon themselves to evacuate a potential catastrophe?

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, is it because the media and the government don't want to publish stories about people that think for themselves? People that take care of themselves prior to a catastrophe happening to them?
I'm curious.
By the number of Florida license plates and Florida RV's heading into this area, I'd say quite a number did evacuate themselves.

I believe they have now publically recommended evacuation, I believe I saw it flash by on the TV at the bank....
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By the number of Florida license plates and Florida RV's heading into this area, I'd say quite a number did evacuate themselves.

I believe they have now publically recommended evacuation, I believe I saw it flash by on the TV at the bank....
Bat was talking about Harvey; not Irma...
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I was thinking about that. Remember Katrina and the submerged school buses?
The NO LA mayor simply ignored the city's emergency response plan in favor of retreating to a luxury hotel to wait out Katrina in comfort. When he reemerged he joined the media lynch mob condemning the President as racist.
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Bat was talking about Harvey; not Irma...
Oops....
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sometime north is not good
and the traffic would be a monkey wrench
Traffic would pose a big problem for me. I would have to take back roads, or go off road with my very capable Jeep. Hell, I would rather stay put than sit in a traffic jam.
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