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Posted Monday, September 26th, 2005 10:18:00 pm
I've talked to a bunch of people here at work, and many of them have different experiences.

One was supposed to stay at his parent's house. However, the house was under heavy construction, and the danger of flying degree multiplied. He went to Austin.

One boarded up his house and his parent's house and rode out the storm at his place.

One girl was too lazy to do anything, and just stayed home Friday and Saturday, letting whatever happen.

One traveled south on US-59 for 9 1/2 hours, then got frustrated with traffic and turned around. He was back home in 20 minutes.

A second also traveled south on US-59 with a similar experience. She was trying to get her sister out of town, and simply gave up.

Then there was the one who stayed up on the 40th floor of the Williams Tower. I have yet to talk to him, but I doubt it was very interesting with the way the hurricane tracked.

Of course, the conspiracy theories poured in. Some believe that the media really intentionally pumped up this hurricane as a result of Katrina, causing everyone to panic so that they would have more to cover. Some believe that the weather services did a poor job of noticing the eye wall's collapse about 12-24 hours before landfall, making everything think this was still going to be a cat 5 at landfall. Some still think that Houston's smog cloud deflected the hurricane, but the jury's still out on that one.

Definiately an experience for Houston to remember. I'm just glad it is a positive memory for me. Many people went through hell to try to get out.


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