Tommy: Could Houston have evacuated?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 29, 2017 - 11:15 am

With the catastrophic flooding still going on in Houston, a lot of people are wondering why Houston officials didn't call for an evacuation.

Brian Wolshon, Professor of Engineering at LSU and Director of the Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency, joined us to discuss why Houston didn't evacuate.  He also touched how difficult it is to evacuate major cities and what we in southeast Louisiana learned from Katrina and other storms.  

"As a person who has studied evacuation plans throughout the country, and even internationally, the best two best I've seen, the most robust and detailed plans I've seen, are for New Orleans and Houston...The evacuation plan for New Orleans now serves as a model."

Why didn't Houston evacuate?

On a separate note, I also spoke with Eric Smith, a Professor at Tulane's Institute of Energy, about how Harvey is and will affect the oil and gas prices (and what that could mean for you).

How is Harvey affecting oil & gas industry?

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