It is now reported that Houston's Democrat Mayor Sylvester Turner refused to order mandatory evacuations ahead of Harvey hitting the city. This situation mirrors Katrina in New Orleans back in August 2005, where another liberal mayor failed to order evacuations until it was too late.
Now, we are seeing many rescuers desperately trying to rescue Houston residents in danger of rapidly rising water after the area saw in excess of 20 inches of rain. Homes are devastated and people are still struggling to find safe haven, in spite of FEMA efforts.
Delmarva is long overdue for a hurricane hit so it is something to consider. Maybe it's a good measure that should this happen here, we would be wise to self-evacuate using common sense to make the decision instead of waiting for a government person to issue a mandatory one.
Turner defends his decision which has left so many stranded and in dire straits, it leaves us to ponder, could our mayor do the same in similar circumstances? Scary thought.