Monday, 20 August, 2018

Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order

Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order
Ellis Copeland | 29 August, 2017, 04:44

However, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, suggested that residents should leave Houston during his news conference on Friday.

No one could know how bad the flooding would be, he said, and it wasn't worth taking the risk.

"You literally can not put 6.5 million people on the road", Turner, a Democrat, said in a press conference. "You don't want to put yourself in a situation where you could be subject to a search and rescue".

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Andrea Morrow said the plant was "functioning with good pressure and effective treatment" as of Monday afternoon and that city officials were communicating frequently with the TCEQ about the facility.

The mayor also defended his decision not to order an evacuation. "If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare", Turner said.

Thousands of cars try to evacuate to Dallas in advance of Hurricane Rita in north Houston September 22, 2005.

Hurricane Harvey's status was reduced to a tropical storm this past Saturday.

As Hurricane Rita approached the Gulf Coast, buffeted by 175 miles per hour winds, officials - in no uncertain terms - ordered more than 1.3 million residents to leave beach cities and low-lying areas of Houston and head for higher ground. While the worst of the storm never materialized, nearly 100 people were killed during the evacuation process. Fights broke out on the highways and a bus carrying nursing home evacuees caught fire, killing 24 people on board.

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Its fury caused record rainfall levels in the Houston area and so far, three people have been reported dead. And in 2014, almost two-thirds of US flood victims died in their cars, according to the most recent data immediately available.

He's urging people not to drive, with numerous streets flooded. "With our bayou system, you don't know which watershed is going to flood first". He added that the evacuation order would've had to have been "very well coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point".

Forecasts soon showed that neither situation applied to Houston, Bernstein said.

"There was a lot of conversation about the direction in which Hurricane Harvey was going to go", said Mr Turner. "But the alternative would have been a disaster".

But instead of issuing widespread evacuation orders, local officials asked people to stay put.

"Where do you take them? I will represent them myself".

"They have plenty of capacity at their other two water plants, they have water wells across the city they can operate on for a period of time", he said.

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