It is generally not possible to get people in hurricane areas to
evacuate until there is a reasonable amount of certainty that the storm
poses a threat to them. Officials sometimes recommend evacuating
earlier, but only as a CYA measure.
From what I understand, there was significant gridlock, but mostly tothe northwest.
Forty-eight hours was ample time
and, as I've pointed out earlier, it worked almost without a hitch.
Contra-flow was initiated immediately and the practice exercise earlier
in the year made it go like clockwork.
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