Thursday, September 22, 2005

Homeland Gridlock - Updated

"A mass evacuation ahead of Hurricane Rita became its own disaster on Thursday as traffic backed up for at least 100 miles when a million people tried to flee the Texas coast."
From Wikipedia:
  • "Acknowledging that "being on the highway is a deathtrap," [Houston] Mayor Bill White asked for military help in rushing scarce fuel to stranded drivers. Mr. White and the top official in Harris County, Judge Robert Eckels, admitted that their plans had not anticipated the volume of traffic."
From 2002 to the end of this month, the Bush administration has budgeted $114.1 billion on "homeland security," including disaster preparedness, and an additional $10.2 billion in supplemental appropriations.

Where did it all go??

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