Hurricane Rita, Houston Texas Evacuation, Port Arthur and Beaumont TX, Storm Damage Video.





Hurricane Rita, Houston Texas Evacuation, Port Arthur and Beaumont TX, Storm Damage Video. Footage from the air of the evacuation of Houston that shows the huge traffic jam in all lanes of traffic heading out of the area. Video from Port Arthur and Beaumont TX during the storm and the morning after the storm.

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46 thoughts on “Hurricane Rita, Houston Texas Evacuation, Port Arthur and Beaumont TX, Storm Damage Video.

  1. Everyone was scared because we witnessed what happened to New Orleans. People were shocked and since Houston is also kinda below sea level we were scared. Now fast foward to Harvey its terrible, at least our Astros won the World Series

  2. The problem with evacuation in the Houston area.
    The EOC in their wisdom set up zones to evacuate starting with zone 1 which is close to the Gulf of Mexico.
    Zone 2 and higher were further inland.
    That would work fine if you were in Disney World. The real world was "Every Body Run for your Lives" as the news media said.
    People 80 miles inland hit the roads and service stations sucking all the gas from the service stations. The people leaving from Galveston and Freeport area found all roads packed, no gas and no where to go!
    The only way to get out of town was if you had your own airplane or had a truck with railroad wheels (high rollers) on it which you could get on a rail road track and leave.
    Many people now have Generac Whole House Generators that will keep their lights on for weeks. Natural gas is hurricane proof.

  3. Boy, I remember it well. I did not run or panic. I just bored up the house, put anything that may fly around in a safe place.
    I had my sister-in-law call about 1:30PM the day before Allison were to hit. She said they were on the road about 8 hours and now they were in Dallas, Texas looking for a place to stay the night!
    They live in Humble, Tx, about 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. I ask her why in the world are you leaving. She said a friend of hers called and said there is going to be a flood and she was not going to die! That got my sister-in-law panic stricken.
    Heck, Humble is 100' above sea level !
    We had plenty of gas for our cars and generator so we headed out to see if we could get anything to eat. I took pictures of empty Wal-Mart's, malls. It looked like a scene from
    the "End of the World"!
    We found a Italian restaurant. The manager told us we don't have much food, but we only charge what you order.
    There were about 5 cars and 3 police cars there. It was an experience.

  4. I remember me and my fam evacuating from Houston we were stuck in traffic for what felt an eternity.. Houston was running out of water, gas and we had limited food horrible on the road yeah it was a experience

  5. I remember evacuating for this hurricane worst experience of my life ever we were stuck in traffic for days we had limited amounts of water food no gas restroom stalls were backed up people were using the restroom anywhere people were sleeping on the streets on the highways people left their cars and walked their way to safety those days were terrible very ugly experience I've ever had I remember being on the same road the bus caught on fire emergency crew could barely get to it on time because of the traffic by the time we reach Dallas the hurricane already hit and it was so strong the wind was knockin trees down in Dallas😰😰😱😱

  6. I'm really excited about moving to Houston after graduation, but being from Indiana makes me wonder what I'd do if a major hurricane were to strike the area again. I mean, in a way I'd be excited to experience a hurricane, but this video leads me to believe that it would also be a nightmare.

  7. I remember this very well. It was a disaster on the freeways. People ran out of gas, food, water,etc.. It wasn't until TxDot decided to open up southbound traffic to go north. Then people started to get somewhere. However, it took them forever to do this. Literally, TxDot had to first close off all southbound traffic from galveston to Dallas, and that in itself was a huge undertaking. What normally took 2-2.5 hours to Dallas from Houston, it took most 2 days during the evacuation.

  8. Rita made Landfall one month after Katrina. This is why so many fled Southeast Texas.

    Skip to 2008 when Ike did make Landfall in Houston/Galveston, an evacuation plan implemented because of Rita worked.

  9. Rita made Landfall one month after Katrina. This is why so many fled Southeast Texas.

    Skip to 2008 when Ike did make Landfall in Houston/Galveston, an evacuation plan implemented because of Rita worked.

  10. Yeah buddy we got on 59 from calvacade @ 8:30 tryna hit Louisiana the other way. We sat on 59 from 8:30am- 5:15pm we turned around & came back n2 town cuz we wasn't getting anywhere. H-town was sooo empty.. any1 remember tryna get gas r food ??. Everything was close & or boarded up.. the storm hit dat night & it wuz a bunch of nothin but wind & sum hard rain.. no real damage done.. that night of da storm i sat up laughin soo hard cuz we had all got worked up 4 nothin

  11. Its normally about a 3 hour trip from Houston to San Antonio. I left Houston at approximately 5 PM and arrived in San Antonio at approximately 1230 AM

  12. My town was said to hit the hardest port arthur texas and George w bush came and visited some parts if texas and he came to port arthur. I remember my whole family had to stay over at my grandparents because they were. The only people with power because they had a generator

  13. yeah anticipated the hurricane to drop right over Houston…and after Katrina who was to stay…I was there i lived in Houston..it was total chaos…yeah nothing happened…but right after Rita you'd think people would take a chance…cat 5…thankfully that storm blew right past Houston..

  14. I evacuated from nederland texas to Laredo texas. Very close to Mexico and just 7 hours away. When we passes through Dallas and Houston…It was the most traffic I have ever seen in my life.

  15. This was the most unnecessary evacuation ever. Rita hit like 80 miles East of Houston. I left but not for the hurricane. My uncle was getting baptized in Dallas and we were forced to take backcountry roads and it took 5 hours instead of 3 and a half. Would have been far worse on 45 though.

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