New Hou/Galv Evacuation Maps

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New Hou/Galv Evacuation Maps

#1 Postby GalvestonDuck » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:13 pm

http://www.click2weather.com/hurricanes ... etail.html

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#2 Postby southerngale » Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:45 am

I'm glad I clicked the link. It's for this area too.

Sabine Area (includes Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, and Orange counties)

Beaumont is in Jefferson County. Thanks.
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#3 Postby jeff » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:56 pm

http://www.cityofgalveston.org/news/default.cfm?ID=801

The above link shows the evacuation corridors. The different shaded colors indicate which route you will be forced to take and how far inland you will be forced to go. For example everyone shaded in green will be required to take I-45 north to Huntsville. No one will be allowed to exit the freeway until they reach Huntsville. Pre-determined exits will be opened for gas only.
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#4 Postby GalvestonDuck » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:29 am

Gonna sticky this for the time being.


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#5 Postby southerngale » Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:20 pm

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Re: New Hou/Galv Evacuation Maps

#6 Postby wxman57 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:52 pm

GalvestonDuck wrote:http://www.click2weather.com/hurricanes/4589609/detail.html

You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.


The problem with these evacuation maps is that they assume that we have a high degree of skill in forecasting hurricane intensity. In reality, there should be only ONE evacuation zone. This would include any area that could be flooded by a storm surge of a Category 5 hurricane.

Think about it, evacuations must begin 2-3 days BEFORE a hurricane hits. We have basically little or no skill in forecasting hurricane intensity. Average errors are 20 mph per day. So how can one say that a Category 1 hurricane 48 hours out won't be a Category 4 hurricane at landfall? This year, we saw Wilma go from TS to Cat 5 in under 24 hours. We weren't even CLOSE to forecasting such intensification.

The bottom line is that any tropical cyclone has the potential to become very intense, very quickly. Often we can't forecast such intensification. So, for those of you in ANY surge zone, unless there is a guarantee of high wind shear preventing intensification of an approaching storm, you need to consider evacuating when even a tropical storm is 2-3 days from landfall near your location. That tropical storm could unexpectedly become a very dangerous hurricane just before it makes landfall, and you'll be trapped. We saw what mere Cat 1 and isolated Cat 2 winds did to south Florida with Wilma. Hurricanes are nothing to play with.
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