Monday, September 1, 2008

Contra Flow is HELL

Obviously, it's tough to complain about evacuating what appears to be a category 4 or 5 hurricane. No matter how miserable it may be, it's still better than the possiblity of drowning in your own living room. But the contraflow along I-59 in Mississippi was almost unbareable. If I would have actually videotaped more along the way, the video posted below would include some of the really terrible things we saw along that strech of interstate. Hundreds of cars broken down or out of gas. 

I just hope all of those people got help and got to safety. Because by the time we broke loose from the traffic, the outer bands of Hurricane Gustav started pouring rain down on the interstate, making the second half of our drive about as dangerous as the first half was annoying.

But lucky us... the hotel didn't loose our reservation. And we got off the road for the night...

more soon...


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