We're just going over our evacuation plans for when the next big one hits. The thing is, I'm not sure I'd leave. We left for Rita, which occurred just two or three weeks after Katrina. East and Central Texas was in a state of total chaos. A drive that should have taken 45 minutes took 19 hours! It was the worst case of gridlock ever. We were trapped in a sea of vehicles. Because we were on pavement..temperatures were upward of 105. No one could exit, cars ran out of gas, overheated, broke down. Hundreds of people had heat exhuastion. We were all forced to pee in cups, bottles, etc. Then, at the last minute it took an easterly turn and made landfall 60 miles east of my house. Houston hasn't had a direct hit since "Alicia" in 1983 and we stayed for that catergory 3. It was scary, but we made it. Authorities say they have new plans that will make evacuations smooth and run without incindence. SHITE! Even my neighbors who are Katrina survivors said they wouldn't leave. I'm afraid SO many of us will stay because of our past torture and who knows what the outcome will be?